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Ageing workforce

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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.
Discussion paper

Silver tsunami or silver lining? Why we should not fear an ageing population

Media reports and political discourse on our ageing population often adopt a tone of panic. This discussion paper untangles the facts from the myths, so that Australians can look afresh at the population ageing issue – less from a perspective of panic than one of...
Report

Hidden in plain sight: the impact of the COVID-19 response on mature-age, low-income people in Australia

In this paper, the authors argue that COVID-19 has highlighted that existing policies do not meet the needs of people who face entrenched disadvantage.
Fact sheet

Legal protections for mature workers

This fact sheet outlines the national and state legislation that protects mature workers from discrimination and upholds their right to seek flexible work arrangements. It also addresses the way workplace health and safety laws can be uniquely relevant to older Australians.
Guide

Multigenerational workforces: a guide to the rights of older workers under the Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth)

This guide is issued under section 53(1)(f) of the Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth) (the Act). It is designed to provide employers and other work providers with information about the operation of the Act and provide practical guidance about promoting the inclusion of older workers...
Report

Australia's ageing population: understanding the fiscal impacts over the next decade

This report builds on the 2015 Intergenerational Report by providing a detailed analysis of the impacts of an ageing population on revenue and spending over the next decade.
Report

Employing older workers

Workforce planning that includes succession planning is regarded as a core strategic human resource activity. However, the data in this study leads to the conclusion that organisations may not be giving it the attention it deserves.
Discussion paper

Conversations for change: Let's retire retirement

In many regards, it’s never been better time to be an older person in Victoria. Statistically people are living longer, in large part thanks to improved public health outcomes and medical advancements.
Discussion paper

Developing a new strategy to prepare for an ageing population: discussion document

The population is getting older. The next generation of older people will live longer, be healthier, more skilled and more educated. They are much more likely to remain in the workforce – and to want to. This discussion document has been released seeking community input...