Systematic age discrimination is continuing to prevent many older Victorians from obtaining and retaining meaningful employment despite the working-age population of Australia being forecast to fall below 50% in 2021.
Victorians are now expected to remain in the workforce for longer than ever before due to the recent increase to the retirement age. With the number of people aged 65+ growing at more than twice the rate of the general population, the pool of younger workers available will gradually decrease over
The rate of Newstart is woefully inadequate, which is a big issue for older workers. COTA Australia, Benevolent Society and National Seniors recently joined forces to call for Raising the Rate of Newstart.
On the 18 May, Australians will choose between Scott Morrison’s ‘a fair go if you have a go’ pitch or Bill Shortens’ ‘a fair go for everyone’ action plan. But is there really a ‘fair go’ for older Australians?
Five generations are now living, learning, working and socialising together. In spite of negative views commonly expressed around ageing, older people make a significant and positive contribution to their families, their communities and the economy.
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