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.
Fears about ageing prevent people from ageing well, but those fears are based on falsehoods, according to research released this week.
With the fourth Intergenerational Report to be published tomorrow, AAG president Dr Briony Dow shares her concerns about the way numbers are used in political and public debate to characterise older people as a burden on society.
A few bouts of age-related discrimination has inspired Dr Patricia Edgar to set about changing the way people view ageing, she tells AAA.
The elusive and deeply perplexing concept of ‘being old’ and its modern implications, will be front and centre of a policy forum next week that will see new Minister for Ageing, Senator Jacinta Collins, tilt with the coalition and Greens spokespeople
Last week the federal goverment moved on a proposition to consolidate all anti-discrimination laws into one. But what does it all mean for employers? AAA asks legal experts Peta Shanahan and Tim Longwill for some answers.
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.
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.
Many older Australians don’t want to retire and with the impact of the GFC, feel they can’t afford to anyway. The situation is made even more difficult with age discrimination keeping them out of the workforce.
Action on ageist policies and laws are in the Commonwealth’s sights as the mismatching reality of a growing economy and an ageing population finally starts to bite. A new paper highlights the key problem areas.
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.
Treasurer Wayne Swan and Minister Mark Butler have announced a comprehensive package of initiatives to tackle age discrimination in the workplace and encourage older Australians to keep contributing to the Australian economy.
Two recently released reports provide more evidence that older people who are willing and able to work, commonly encounter age discrimination from employers.