Aged Care

New laws will give older people the right to be nasty

The federal government’s religious discrimination bill will effectively give older people the right to be nasty, say legal experts.


Age discrimination to cost budget $6 billion per year

According to the latest research from the Regional Australia Institute, discrimination against older workers will cause the pension bill to rise $6 billion per year, within three years.

Living in retirement

Noni Hazlehurst on acting, life and not retiring

It’s how Australia’s favourite actor, Noni Hazlehurst feels about Life After Work. Her 2016 Logie speech went viral because she is unafraid to tell it like it is. Read on to hear her views.


MP Jamie Briggs saved from further embarrassment

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ruled out an inquiry into how a photo of the female staffer on the receiving end of Jamie Briggs’ inappropriate behaviour was leaked to the media.


Willing to work submissions

The Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability is now open for submissions and conducting consultations. n


Human rights for older people

Yesterday was UN Human Rights Day, and this year HelpAge International is calling for more to be done to tackle discrimination of older people.

Are age-based driving tests fair?

With WA recently abolishing its requirement for driving tests for drivers over 85, NSW is now the only state which still enforces this test. On ending the need for the test, WA Premier Colin Barnett said, “I think having a medical check-up and if the doctor says you’re still fit and able to drive, you’re physically capable, that’s fine. Keep on driving, be careful.”

Federal Government

What older Australians want

Two seniors advocacy groups have released their policy demands for the 47 per cent of Australians who will vote in September, those aged 50 and over.

Samoa Air to charge by the kilo

Is paying by weight the future of air travel, or simply discriminatory?