New funding streams to ensure the viability of rural and remote aged care services are among the measures aged and community care providers would like to see in the forthcoming Budget.
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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.
A new toolkit will support businesses seeking to employ older workers by providing a step-by-step guide for recruiting and retaining seniors in their workplaces.
Employers will be offered up to $10,000 to hire older workers under the Abbott Government’s Restart program announced in the Budget. But seniors advocates and experts say the rehashed scheme won’t be enough to tackle the complex barriers to mature age employment.
Alzheimer’s Australia wants more than 100,000 Valentine’s Day campaign postcards, calling for dementia-specific government funding, to flood the letterboxes of federal parliamentarians. The V-day hitlist includes the PM herself, Tony Abbott and Penny Wong