• Drink coffee and do good

    Open Forum     |      May 26, 2013

    CafeSmart Day brings together coffee roasters, cafés and coffee drinkers around the country to help people who are homeless. On Friday 7 June participating cafés donate $1 for every coffee they sell. They also encourage patrons to match this donation with their own $1. All of the money raised will go to fund local projects. This is the third annual CafeSmart Event.

  • Why National Sorry Day is still important even after the apology

    Charles Passi     |      May 24, 2013

    This Sunday is National Sorry Day, when Australia acknowledges the forcible removal of indigenous children from their families and communities. Charles Passi from the Healing Foundation asks all Australians to contribute to the collective journey of healing and recognition.

  • Proposed Darling Harbour redevelopment needs to be rethought

    Ed Truscott     |      May 22, 2013

    In March, the NSW state government unveiled its plans for the redevelopment of Darling Harbour. Pyrmont resident Ed Truscott makes a passionate case for leaving Darling Harbour exactly as it is.

  • Ageism as a barrier to employment

    The Hon. Susan Ryan     |      May 21, 2013

    In her speech at the GAP/ACHR Conference on Productive Ageing on Friday 17 May 2013, Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon. Susan Ryan, explored how ageism is the major barrier in continuing a productive working life for Australians passing their 50s.

  • 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.

  • A future without age

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      May 16, 2013

    A select audience of policy makers, business leaders and academics came together for the GAP/ACHR Conference on Productive Ageing on Friday 17 May. GAP’s General Manager, Catherine Fritz-Kalish, explains why we need to discuss the employment situation of mature Australians.

  • Genocide in Guatemala: The Conviction of Efrain Rios Montt

    Binoy Kampmark     |      May 15, 2013

    A Guatemalan court has sentenced Efrain Rios Montt, the former Guatemalan military dictator who ruled during a brutal civil war, to 80 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity. Binoy Kampmark from RMIT University provides some background to the landmark ruling.

  • 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.

  • Love the ones you’re with: An Ode to Older Workers

    Leanne Faraday-Brash     |      May 13, 2013

    While prejudices against older workers still persist, organisational psychologist and executive coach Leanne Faraday-Brash argues that they deserve as much respect and appreciation as our younger employees.

  • Walking in a sea of pink this Mother’s Day

    Sharon Morris     |      May 10, 2013

    The annual Mother’s Day fun run and walk is a very special way to celebrate Mother’s Day. The community event raises funds for research and increases awareness of breast cancer, says Sharon Morris from Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic.

  • Navigate the employment landscape: use your age to your advantage

    Heidi Holmes     |      May 9, 2013

    For the mature age person seeking employment the process of finding a job can seem daunting. Heidi Holmes, Managing Director of Adage, a job board and online community for experienced workers aged 45 plus, shares some ideas on how to approach the job hunt.

  • It’s time to hold the offender responsible

    Karen Willis     |      May 7, 2013

    Instead of passing all responsibility to women in telling them how to avoid sexual assault we should make it clearer that the offender is the only one to blame, says Karen Willis, Executive Officer of the NSW Rape Crisis Centre.