Monthly Archives: July 2015

Volunteering – what’s in it for older people?

I have recently been involved in a consultation exercise to discuss the content of the 2018 Census. It seems a long way off, but work is starting in earnest. I was on the look-out for topics of interest to Age … Continue reading

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Mixed age workforces – are they a good thing?

Age as part of diversity There is a lot of discussion these days about diversity in the workforce – in gender, ethnicity, language, levels of ability. When well-managed, diversity can pay a dividend in productivity and profit. Age is an … Continue reading

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What other measures could be used to combat age discrimination?

Although legislation can be educative, the Australian Human Rights and Equal Employment Commissioner concluded “age-based stereotypes must be addressed by education and information as well as law and policy”. Many of my interviewees agreed. 1 They called for research to … Continue reading

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