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Elderly abuse prevention

On the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the state government's unveiling a prevention strategy covering this year to 2022 with $850,000 of funding.

Walks have been held through the streets of Hobart and Launceston in a show of solidarity against the problem which is estimated to affect 1 in 10 older Australians..

Human Services Minister Roger Jaensch was one of many taking part today.

"The young people amongst us, people from right across the political spectrum and from all levels of government to be there walking side by side, everybody believes in this."