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Australian seniors living below the poverty line

Jantje Lezius's picture

A social change strategy group is investigating the complex issue of raising poverty rates among Australia’s senior citizens. Here they explain how this disconcerting trend could be reversed.

Better solutions needed for older workers

Russ Grayson's picture

The question of pension affordability comes up every so often in the political debate. Russ Grayson addresses some of the issues around raising the retirement age and offers solutions.


We must get serious about Reconciliation if we are to reduce homelessness in Australia

Catherine Yeomans's picture

Mission Australia recently compared Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young people's responses on their values, concerns, health, wellbeing, housing and safety. Catherine Yeomans, CEO of Mission Australia, has the results.

How to support health in older workers to ensure job role sustainability

Eugene McGarrell's picture

Australia’s population aged 65 and over will more than double by 2054-55, putting pressure on economic and social costs. Eugene McGarrell, General Manager of Health and Community Engagement at icare, delivered the following address at the second Annual National Ageing Workforce Forum.

Environmental protection and public safety of your home

Safronia Benasic's picture

We all want to live in a home that is safe for ourselves and our families. Safronia Benasic says the Government, in particular the ACT Government, could do more to ensure the health and safety of the community.

Australia's ageing workforce

2nd Annual National Ageing Workforce Forum 2016The second Annual National Ageing Workforce Forum takes place from 30 August to 1 September 2016 in Sydney. The focus will be on how to gain strategic advantage through older workers.


Energy intake, health outcomes and expenditure

Terenzio Gaetan's picture

According to the OECD, two in three Australian adults are either overweight or obese. Terenzio Gaetan asks you to take part in a study that looks at how food consumption, physical activity and compensatory beliefs are intertwined within our minds.

A new way of thinking about work injuries – report released

Recovery at work strategic roundtableThe health benefits of work, early intervention and how to improve the recovery rates for injured employees were the focus of a recent strategic stakeholder roundtable at NSW Parliament House. The final GAP report has now been released.

Is the “good food” movement morally superior and elitist?

Russ Grayson's picture

Information overload and conflicting information around food leaves many people confused. Russ Grayson says food choices and claims about them can create social divisions.

Putting people at the centre of the workers insurance system for successful return to work

Caroline Howe's picture

Most people who were injured are keen to return to work in a reasonable timeframe, but some have more complex needs and require a different model of care. Dr Caroline Howe says it’s crucial that the workers compensation system actively involves the injured worker and operates from a real place of care.