Scott Morrison announced yesterday that the Government will no longer proceed with its plan to raise the age of pension access to 70.
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Two new measures that will directly affect older workers in Australia: an increase of the work pension bonus and the subsidisation of wages for older workers.
A survey by the Benevolent Society – Australia’s oldest charity at 205 years old – has produced some interesting results on understanding of what age discrimination, perception of older workers, and the extent of the harm caused by it.
Mature-age workers still lack champions in the Australian workforce, although companies such as CommBank, Westpac and Bus Queensland are leading the way.
Human Rights Commission report found ‘a third of people who had experienced age discrimination gave up looking for work as a result’
Australian age discrimination commissioner Susan Ryan says older workers are being pushed out of jobs because of ageism
Younger bosses who nag older workers to take redundancies, tell them they're too old to receive training or deny them promotion are forcing thousands into early retirement.
Australia's age discrimination commissioner: we can't afford age inequality and must plug $60bn pension gap
She calls for dismantling of the barriers to the workforce for older people, how to deal with the $60bn in extra costs from the ageing population and life expectancy of Australians.
Age discrimination against older workers is not nearly as widespread as the community believes, a new survey of over 3,000 workers shows.
Out-of-work ad man makes headlines in Australia with claims of ageism in the marketing and advertising industries, and his novel approach to finding work
Experienced advertising executive Tony Simms donned a sandwich board and has now been inundated with job offers.
The opening batsman has one of the best records in world cricket, but is convinced he was dropped because he will be 36 this summer.
The creation of the Age Discrimination Commissioner would tackle attitudes and stereotypes that contribute to discrimination of all ages.
Age discrimination in Australia: research shows large levels of older people are involuntarily out of work
More news on age discrimination in Australia; research shows unemployment high amongst baby boom generation. This article gives some information on the policy proposals Australia has to resolve this issue.
In Australia, the Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 continues to stumble through the legislative process.
The Bill will, among other things, amend the Age Discrimination Act to introduce a new dedicated position of Age Discrimination Commissioner.
Men and the elderly will be among the key beneficiaries under a strengthening of Australia's age discrimination laws.