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The ageing revolution crisis

Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan told the National Press Club of the need to recognise and embrace the economic potential of older workers.

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Older workers top new Hopelessness scale

Australia’s official unemployment rate currently sits at 5.7 per cent. At face value, this seems reasonable, but this figure conceals a darker picture for older Australian job seekers.

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How do we achieve more inclusion for older workers?

Australians who are willing and able to work should be allowed to do so, is the conclusion of a wide-ranging report into age and disability discrimination in the workplace.

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The “untapped wealth of wisdom” of older workers

What role can older Australians play in today’s society? According to Assistant Minister for Health, Ken Wyatt, drawing on the wisdom of older workers is the key to our future prosperity.

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Older worker program failing

Announced in the 2014 Federal Budget, the Government’s Restart program to get older workers back in employment has failed to deliver on target uptake.

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Retiring at 60 a pipedream

The FSC–CBA Older Workers Report released yesterday has found that the notion of retiring at 60 is becoming unrealistic with the majority of Australians still willing to work past 60.

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Older workers key to our future

According Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey, the key to our nation’s economic growth is ensuring older Australians stay in the workforce.

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Are you a dole bludger?

Well, if you’re over 55 and claiming Newstart Allowance then the chances are that you are perceived to be taking advantage of welfare payments, but do you agree?

The Power of Oldness

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) recently launched a new video and awareness campaign aimed at highlighting the value of older workers in Australia.

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Discrimination against older workers

Retirement doesn’t always pan out as one may hope and when money gets tight, going back to work may seem like a solution but, for many older Australians, this proves to be difficult.

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Your rights in the workplace

Your rights and entitlements and how to stay relevant as a mature Australian worker

Australian women most economically advanced

In a week of contradicting information, a new report has found that Australian women are the world’s most economically advanced. This report comes in the wake of the debate over sexism and misogyny in Canberra, as well as the Australian Council of Social Services’s (ACOSS) report which showed that more than 2.25 million Australians are living in poverty, and the Global Wealth report by Credit Suisse which found that Australians are the richest people in the world.

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