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Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs.
Different funeral options are increasingly sought after, driven by values such as cost effectiveness and sustainability. Empowered consumer choices entail conversations such as those encouraged by 8 August Dying to Know Day . An alternative such as DIY implies being able and willing to put...
The spectre of an ageing population has led to the government’s exhortation to repair the national economy to avert ‘intergenerational inequity’, writes Associate Professor Elizabeth Brooke from Swinburne University's Centre for Social Impact.
The case for extending working lives is contained in the National...
We have an historic opportunity to re-assess our views and policies, writes the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Simon Biggs
AUSTRALIAN social policy on ageing has suddenly burst into new life. The final report of the Productivity Commission’s Caring for Older Australians inquiry is about...
It's time to reconsider retirement incomes, write ANITRA NELSON and FRANS TIMMERMAN
“SUPER” has performed decidedly “sub” in recent times, raising questions about the limits of compulsory worker superannuation as one, crumbling, pillar of our retirement income policy. The other two pillars are voluntary...
Large proportions of older voters have consistently favoured the Liberal/National Coalition since the mid 1990s. Will this demographic pattern continue to favour the Coalition, or is there a shift underway in the opposite direction? This paper attempts to answer this question by drawing on a...
The Victorian government’s announcement of an early retirement scheme aimed at redeploying some workers (losing their jobs due to the Hazelwood power station closure) to another power generator in the Latrobe Valley has been welcomed in many quarters. It is considered smart politics and policy,...