Age discrimination


Opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency

This report presents the results of a survey completed with a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders in order to establish their opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is workplace discrimination against older people costing $10 billion a year?

Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan claims Australia is losing about $10 billion a year by failing to employ more people over the age of 55.

Measuring social inclusion

The Inclusive Australia Social Inclusion Index provides a unique overview of social inclusion in Australia by covering a wider array of social inclusion issues in one index.
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.

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...
Journal article

A compromised balance? A comparative examination of exceptions to age discrimination law in Australia and the UK

Drawing on case studies of exceptions to age discrimination law in Australia and the UK, this article considers the normative position on age equality law that emerges from these legal boundaries.

Ageism in travel insurance

This project aims to examine whether older Australians face age discrimination when purchasing travel insurance products, through an understanding of their experiences with travel insurance and analysis of selected travel insurance offerings. Two phases of consumer research were undertaken to explore the attitudes and experiences...

Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs

This article is based on 'What’s age got to do with it? Towards a new advocacy on ageing and work', a report recently published by Per Capita.

Why are we abusing our parents? The ugly facts of family violence and ageism

Although population ageing is overwhelmingly a good thing, representing a healthier population overall and a longer more productive lifespan for most, it also means an increase in elder abuse. There is little public awareness of the extent and nature of elder abuse. Consequently, it is...
Journal article

Age discrimination in the workplace

Age discrimination is often cited as a barrier to participation in work by older people, and the workplace provides the most common grounds for complaints of this nature. Age discrimination predominantly affects older rather than younger groups (although the latter are not exempt), and is...