• Where New Zealand has led Australia will follow

    Rodney Croome     |      April 19, 2013

    After the New Zealand parliament has passed legislation to make same-sex marriage legal, Rodney Croome, national director of Australian Marriage Equality, argues why Australia should follow suit.

  • Population ageing beyond the balance sheet

    Rafal Chomik     |      April 16, 2013

    As the population ages, Rafal Chomik, Senior Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), lays out the research about how Australians might use their additional healthy years after retirement.

  • Productive ageing – please explain!

    Veronica Sheen     |      April 15, 2013

    While everybody talks about 'Productive Ageing' in glowing terms, Dr Veronica Sheen, social researcher at Monash University, wonders if we are not setting ourselves up for another form of social exclusion.

  • The University of Life experience

    Senator Eric Abetz     |      April 12, 2013

    As our life expectancy grows and the positive mental and psychological aspects of being employed are obvious, Senator Eric Abetz explains why we should tap into the talent of our ageing population with a more flexible retirement age.

  • Workplace Bullying and Eating Disorders: anything in common?

    Leanne Faraday-Brash     |      April 9, 2013

    With office bullying constantly under the microscope, organisational psychologist Leanne Faraday-Brash says it's time to eradicate the culprits and create a culture of zero tolerance.

  • Is early retirement history?

    Philip Taylor     |      April 9, 2013

    As a new consensus around the notion of ‘active ageing’ is emerging internationally, Professor Philip Taylor from Monash University argues that Australia needs to widen the concept of ‘productive ageing’ for a complete strategy for our ageing society.

  • 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.

  • Managing an ageing workforce

    Peter Fritz     |      April 5, 2013

    Ahead of the Global Access Partners conference on Productive Ageing Peter Fritz asks some important questions in regard to working after the age of 65 and how best to prepare for participation of older workers.  

  • 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.

  • Easter is messing with our heads

    Anne Wilkinson-Hayes     |      March 27, 2013

    As chocolate-lovers around the country gear up for the Easter long weekend, Baptist Minister and World Vision Christian Commitments Co-ordinator, Anne Wilkinson-Hayes, explains the true meaning behind this religious tradition.

  • The future of religious education in Australia

    Dr Anna Halafoff     |      March 27, 2013

    As the cultural fabric of Australian society becomes increasingly varied, Centre of Citizenship and Globalisation Research Fellow, Dr Anna Halafoff, examines why education about diverse religions and spiritual beliefs in Australia’s state schools is lagging far behind other nations.

  • Autism Awareness Month

    Open Forum     |      March 22, 2013

    April is Autism Awareness Month – a time when Autism Associations and people around the world raise their voices together for Autism awareness. On World Autism Awareness Day, Tuesday 2 April 2013, iconic buildings across Australia and the world will 'Light It Up Blue' for the entire month of April to promote autism awareness.