PERTH, Western Australia / Sky News / Health / July 10, 2011
The remains of a 75-year-old man were found on Thursday in a central Perth state housing unit where he died up to two years ago despite neighbours urging housing department officials to check on him.
A Perth apartment in which a man's body lay undiscovered for two years. Photo: ABC News
The discovery has prompted the West Australian opposition to demand government checks on older people in state housing, but Premier Colin Barnett says that's a gross overreaction.
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In Sydney days earlier, police found the body of an elderly woman in an inner suburban home eight years after her death, again only after repeated attempts by neighbours to alert authorities.
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