Older people

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Elderly
Older Australians
Elderly with disabilities
Older people with disabilities
Aged people
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Supported by the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission (ADC), this curated knowledge hub brings together policy and research resources on the topics of protecting and promoting the rights of older people and adults with disability. The primary purpose of the hub is to support ADC...
Report

What's age got to do with it?

This report identifies stereotypes, attitudes and beliefs about age that prevail in Australia, and captures some of the ways in which people in Australia understand and experience their impacts.
Report

Older adults and animal companionship

From July to October 2020, researchers connected with CP beneficiaries and volunteers to explore their experiences, perceptions and practices. The aim of the exploratory study was to reflect on the significant value of animals in the lives of older adults, and the important role of...
Report

Reducing perceived risk and promoting digital inclusion for older Australians

This report describes the outcomes of stage one of the project, 'Explore and Quantify.' This includes an analysis of 22 exploratory interviews, resulting in 22 video vignettes of older adults’ information and communication technology risk perceptions (March 2021), and findings from a survey of approximately...
Policy

Northern Territory seniors policy 2021-2026

This policy document outlines a five-year plan to be implemented as a whole-of-government approach to address the needs and aspirations of the seniors population in the Northern Territory, and plan for emerging generations of seniors.
Submission

Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control

This submission is focused on two main areas: the experience of adults with disability and older people who are subject to coercive and controlling behaviours; and coercive control in family and ‘carer’ relationships.
Briefing paper

Tapping into Australia’s ageing workforce: insights from recent research

Older Australians are a critical part of the workforce and economy. This brief outlines evidence as to why employers need better strategies to seize the opportunities that an older workforce presents, and turn it to their competitive advantage.
Report

Employing and retaining older workers

This report provides insight into the current employment climate for older workers, and the shift in perceptions around Australia’s ageing workforce.
Guide

Knowing your rights: a guide to the rights of older South Australians

This guide aims to help older people of any age increase their understanding of their rights, especially at different times in their lives, and to recognise the laws that provide safeguards and protection.
Report

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit year in review 2019–20

The Elder Abuse Helpline provides information, support, and referrals for older people and those who witness or suspect the abuse or neglect of an older person. This report outlines data collected during the 2019–20 financial year.