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Healthy ageing

In the modern workplace, age 50 is considered old

Jenny Brice's picture

Ageism at work is rife, but fear is stopping people from talking about it openly, says executive coach Jenny Brice.

The world of work is changing – what hopes for ‘productive ageing’?

Veronica Sheen's picture

Age discrimination, tough performance criteria, funding cuts and offshoring of jobs – Veronica Sheen says we need a full understanding of what the ageing workforce is up against in order to improve things.

Too many candles on the birthday cake?

Caroline Howe's picture

Australia is ageing. Between 2002 and 2042 the number of Australians over the age of 65 will increase from 2.2m to 6.2m. Dr Caroline Howe has tips to manage an ageing workforce.

The impact of population ageing and immigration on the Australian housing market

George Kudrna's picture

Australia has an accelerating ageing population, but fortunately we have strong inflows of young and skilled migrants. George Kudrna explains what this means for house prices.

Healthy ageing through assisting communities

Russ Grayson's picture

In Australia we have long relied on voluntary service to help our communities, but today’s hectic working lives serve as a brake on this voluntarism. Russ Grayson suggests paying retired people for skilled work to support under resourced volunteers.

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.