Aged care providers, peak bodies representing services, seniors and experts in ageing, and individuals from the media and academia are among a diverse group spearheading a campaign to counter age discrimination in Australia.
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A new report has urged government to develop national action plans to tackle employment discrimination faced by older Australians, and establish a Minster for Longevity to address the economic implications of an ageing population.
Workforce discrimination, affordable housing and elder abuse are among the significant issues currently facing older women, says Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner.
In the second part of her series exploring the age discrimination facing mature-age job seekers, Jackie Keast looks at the advantages of hiring older workers.
This hotel group developed a training program in conjunction with National Seniors Australia pitched at over 50s looking for work – and is reaping the benefits.
Meet Ron Di Giorgio, one of the many Australians struggling to find work because of their age. In this in-depth series, Jackie Keast examines the ageism rife in recruitment, and emerging ideas to change it.
Seniors’ groups say this latest survey should be a wake-up call to employers and policymakers, as a third of the so-called ‘grey army’ give up their job hunt.
National Seniors is calling on governments take the lead in changing ageist labour market attitudes following a new report which reveals high levels of real and perceived age-discrimination in the Australian labour market.
TRANSCRIPT: Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, chews the fat on superannuation, older workers and workplace discrimination with announcer, Ian Henschke, ‘Mornings with Ian Henschke ABC 891 Adelaide’.
The federal government has released the ‘exposure draft’ of new, consolidated anti-discrimination legislation that looks set to advance the rights of many groups, including older people. The news has received the sector’s cautious support.
The Australian Law Reform Commission has just released a discussion paper outlining 36 proposals and posing 15 questions about how Commonwealth laws impose barriers to older people participating in the workforce. Have your say by 23 November.
The NSW Government has launched its Ageing Strategy, a whole-of-government plan to embrace the state’s ageing population and make sure people of all ages can live life to the fullest.
Is aged care the ‘tail that wags the dog’ in terms of the national ageing agenda? This was a question put to the Minister for Ageing, Mark Butler, and the shadow minister for Seniors, Bronwyn Bishop, by a Sydney academic on Tuesday.
People aged 63 and over are the fastest growing group in the workforce, according to a new survey, numbering about half a million. Yesterday, the federal government announced another program to help older workers get their foot back in the door.