• Evolving talent strategy to match the Millennial workforce reality

    Les Pickett     |      June 5, 2013

    There are a lot of stereotypes about the work ethic and demands of so-called Millennials, those employees that are under 33 years old. Les Pickett shares the data from a survey that both confirms and dispels common labels.

  • Learning from China’s positive attitude towards older workers

    Zoe Li     |      May 30, 2013

    China has a long tradition of respecting the wisdom and knowledge the older generation can contribute. Zoe Li from Global Access Partners looks beyond the Chinese perspective and explores how we can adopt a more positive attitude towards older people in the workforce.

  • Workforce Participation Rates and Economic Growth

    Ian Watt     |      May 27, 2013

    Dr Ian Watt, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, chaired the first session of the GAP/ACHR conference on Productive Ageing. He would like the conversation around the ageing workforce to become more appropriate to the reality of an ageing population.

  • Microfinance – contributing towards a better world

    Rob Haggett     |      May 21, 2013

    It has been hailed as a ‘miracle cure’ to end global poverty. Rob Haggett from microfinance initiative Good Return explains how microfinancing has the potential to be a powerful tool in helping poor people around the world.

  • Productive Engagement

    Heidi Holmes     |      May 20, 2013

    In discussions about mature workers, the focus is too often on ageism and negative stereotypes. Heidi Holmes, Managing Director of Adage, a job board and online community for experienced workers aged 45 plus, offers solutions in relation to older jobseekers.

  • Are senior Australians being squeezed by the cost of living?

    Tim Adair     |      May 14, 2013

    The cost of living remains a major political and social issue for older Australians. The rising cost of health care in particular is a concern for an ageing population, says Dr Tim Adair from National Seniors Australia.

  • Spanish economy in crisis

    Marta Conejo Sobrino     |      April 30, 2013

    Some claim that the average Spaniard holds more wealth than a German. But after the property bubble imploded in 2008, Spain is still suffering from a weak economy and soaring unemployment rates, says Spanish journalist Marta Conejo Sobrino.

  • Investing in Australia’s future

    Glyn Davis     |      April 11, 2013

    Discussing Universities Australia’s A Smarter Australia policy statement, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis explains why higher education is key to the nation’s economic future.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Australia’s housing affordability crisis

    Janet Spencer     |      March 19, 2013

    Property Expert and Managing Director of Buyer Solutions, Janet Spencer, reflects on Australia’s ever-changing real-estate market and shares her thoughts on what the future holds for prospective home-buyers.

  • Strata and Community Title laws review update

    The Hon Anthony Roberts     |      February 15, 2013

    As the review into NSW strata and community title laws continues, NSW Fair Trading Minister, the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP shares an update on his focus for the future and necessary law reform.