• The University of Life experience

    Senator Eric Abetz     |      April 12, 2013

    As our life expectancy grows and the positive mental and psychological aspects of being employed are obvious, Senator Eric Abetz explains why we should tap into the talent of our ageing population with a more flexible retirement age.

  • Workplace Bullying and Eating Disorders: anything in common?

    Leanne Faraday-Brash     |      April 9, 2013

    With office bullying constantly under the microscope, organisational psychologist Leanne Faraday-Brash says it's time to eradicate the culprits and create a culture of zero tolerance.

  • Is early retirement history?

    Philip Taylor     |      April 9, 2013

    As a new consensus around the notion of ‘active ageing’ is emerging internationally, Professor Philip Taylor from Monash University argues that Australia needs to widen the concept of ‘productive ageing’ for a complete strategy for our ageing society.

  • Pensioners need more support

    Derek McMillan     |      April 8, 2013

    As moving into age-appropriate accommodation becomes a reality for a growing number of Australians, Australian Unity Retirement Living CEO, Derek McMillan, explains why pensioners need further financial support.

  • Managing an ageing workforce

    Peter Fritz     |      April 5, 2013

    Ahead of the Global Access Partners conference on Productive Ageing Peter Fritz asks some important questions in regard to working after the age of 65 and how best to prepare for participation of older workers.  

  • Are you the retiring type?

    The Hon. Susan Ryan     |      April 2, 2013

    As we launch our Productive Ageing featured forum, Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon. Susan Ryan, explains why aged workers are vital to Australia's economy.

  • Easter is messing with our heads

    Anne Wilkinson-Hayes     |      March 27, 2013

    As chocolate-lovers around the country gear up for the Easter long weekend, Baptist Minister and World Vision Christian Commitments Co-ordinator, Anne Wilkinson-Hayes, explains the true meaning behind this religious tradition.

  • The future of religious education in Australia

    Dr Anna Halafoff     |      March 27, 2013

    As the cultural fabric of Australian society becomes increasingly varied, Centre of Citizenship and Globalisation Research Fellow, Dr Anna Halafoff, examines why education about diverse religions and spiritual beliefs in Australia’s state schools is lagging far behind other nations.

  • Autism Awareness Month

    Open Forum     |      March 22, 2013

    April is Autism Awareness Month – a time when Autism Associations and people around the world raise their voices together for Autism awareness. On World Autism Awareness Day, Tuesday 2 April 2013, iconic buildings across Australia and the world will 'Light It Up Blue' for the entire month of April to promote autism awareness.

  • Harmony Day: Many Stories – One Australia

    Senator Kate Lundy     |      March 20, 2013

    On Harmony Day, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy, explains the genesis of the initiative and shares how this year’s theme celebrates Australia’s diversity.

  • National apology for forced adoption – an important step for healing

    Nikki Hartmann     |      March 20, 2013

    In the lead up to the National Adoption Apology, social justice advocate, Nikki Hartmann, explains the importance of breaking the decades-long silence surrounding past forced adoption practices and acknowledging the lasting grief experienced by countless men, women and children.

  • Australian students need improved parental engagement

    Lance Emerson     |      March 14, 2013

    Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth CEO, Dr Lance Emerson, discusses the latest evidence-based report on the wellbeing of young Australians and outlines the necessary strategies to improve our educational performance on a global scale.