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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.

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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Your Rights at Retirement (2019)

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Survey reveals attitudes to older workers

A new survey on attitudes to employing older workers has found that up to 30 per cent of Australian employers are still reluctant to hire workers over a certain age, and for more than two thirds of this group, that age was over 50.

The survey of more than 900 human resource professionals was conducted by the Australian HR Institute supported by the Australian Human Rights Commission. It builds on research conducted by AHRI in 2014 and 2012.

Older women and homelessness

Older women are the fastest growing cohort of homeless Australians, prompting the Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson to today release a report to raise awareness and reverse the trend.

Older Women’s Risk of Homelessness: Background Paper details the distinct housing issues facing women as they age and aims to generate discussion and encourage the development of solutions to reduce women’s risk of homelessness as they age.

Older women—those aged 55 and over—was the fastest growing cohort of homeless Australians between 2011 and 2016, increasing by 31%.

Older women and homelessness

Older women are now the fastest growing cohort of homeless Australians, prompting the Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson to today release a report to raise awareness and reverse the trend.

Older Women’s Risk of Homelessness: Background Paper details the distinct housing issues facing women as they age and aims to generate discussion and encourage the development of solutions to reduce women’s risk of homelessness as they age.

Older women—those aged 55 and over—was the fastest growing cohort of homeless Australians between 2011 and 2016, increasing by 31%.