• 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.

  • Online parenting connections

    Dr Julie Green     |      June 4, 2013

    Being a parent is sometimes lonely and confusing. Dr Julie Green, Executive Director of the Raising Children Network, explains how online parent forums can be good place to get information and support.

  • Eddie McGuire: License to Stumble

    Binoy Kampmark     |      June 3, 2013

    After the Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes was called an “ape” by a 13-year-old girl, Collingwood president Eddie McGuire followed suit by suggesting Goodes could be used to promote the musical King Kong. Binoy Kampmark from RMIT University says this case shows the uglier features of sport and spectatorship in general.

  • 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.

  • 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.