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Multigenerational workforces: a guide to the rights of older workers under the Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth) (2019)

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Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability (2016)

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Elder abuse

elderly man sitting in chair

Elder abuse has been defined by the World Health Organisation as 'a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which cases harm or distress to an older person'.

Elder abuse can take various forms, including: financial, physical, psychological, emotional or sexual. It can also be the result of intentional or unintenitonal neglect. No older person should be subjected to any form of abuse.

Age Discrimination Commissioner launches campaign in Tasmania

Australia's Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, will be travelling around Tasmania this week with COTA Tasmania’s CEO, Sue Leitch, to launch an educational bookmark to raise awareness of elder abuse and talk about the rights of older Tasmanians.
 
In collaboration with COTA Tasmania and other organisations, Dr Patterson will distribute the bookmark to urban and regional centres.

Age discrimination campaign underway in Tasmania

Australia's Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, will be travelling around Tasmania this week with COTA Tasmania’s CEO, Sue Leitch, to launch an educational bookmark to raise awareness of elder abuse and talk about the rights of older Tasmanians.
 
In collaboration with COTA Tasmania and other organisations, Dr Patterson will distribute the bookmark to urban and regional centres.

Elder Abuse - Bookmark (2019)

Friday 23 August, 2019

Download the Elder Abuse bookmark and poster on this page. 

For more information, contact us at AgeDiscrimination@humanrights.gov.au

New guide to keep our older workers working

A new guide on how to harness multigenerational workforces to improve the bottom line is now available to employers around the country, with the Australian Human Rights Commission releasing a toolkit to help employers, managers and human resources professionals understand their responsibilities, the rights of older workers and the economic benefits for hiring older workers.
 

Rock the Boat: National Elder Abuse conference

Sunday 21 July, 2019

ADA Australia and Caxton Legal Centre are hosting the 2019 National Elder Abuse Conference in Brisbane from 22 to 23 July 2019.

This is is one of the most important and influential aged care conferences in Australia. But don’t expect a talkfest. It's not your usual conference.

Themed 'Rock the Boat', it’s a forum focused on action, outcomes, energy and a fresh approach to drive critical change in the campaign against elder abuse.

Join a team of international, national and local experts as we explore the issues and challenges associated with elder abuse.

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Lifting Up Voices: Elder Abuse Day 2019

Friday 14 June, 2019

Keynote addresses:

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Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability (2016)

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