Intersectionality of age and gender

Intersectionality of age and gender7th National Australian Women Lawyers Conference'Investing in the future'(Check against delivery)26 August 2018“Older people” are often thought of as one homogenous group. How often have we heard – what do “older...
Friday 7 September 2018
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Shifting beliefs about ageing

I am grateful to be with you today to talk about how we can begin to shift how people feel about the concept of ageing.
Friday 22 June 2018
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Elder Abuse is Everybody’s Business

Aged Rights Advocacy Service World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ConferenceKeynote address: Elder Abuse is Everybody’s BusinessFriday, 15 June 2018(Check against delivery)Thank you Keith Conlon and congratulations Louise Herft for all the work you and...
Friday 15 June 2018
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Rights of Older Australians: Ageing and Advocacy

Both the study of gerontology and issues of ageing have shaped where I am today and my current role as Age Discrimination Commissioner.Background – gerontology and ageing advocacyIn the late 1970s and early 80s, I was teaching health science...
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Adapting to Ageing Australia

(Check against delivery)IntroductionIn line with this year’s theme, ‘The Art of Disruption’, I would like to talk about how society is managing the transition to an older population and what the retirement industry can do to positively influence...
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Current and emerging issues for older people

Australians are living longer, healthier and more years free of disability. We also know that, despite negative rhetoric around ‘ageing tsunamis’ and the ‘unsustainable burden’ older people will place on our economy, public health, welfare systems...
Friday 24 November 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

“Will you still need me”

Combatting Discrimination & Promoting Cohesion“Will you still need me”Paul McCartney’s famous song ‘Will you still need me’ penned in 1966, at the age of 24, when the oldest of Australia’s baby boomers were just turning 20, despite Paul...
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Ahead of the Game: Recognising the Opportunities of our Ageing Population

IntroductionToday I would like to talk about the opportunities of our ageing population. I think it is fair to say that ageing tends to have a relatively low profile in conversations about diversity and opportunity. At times, compared with other...
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Elder Financial Abuse—Insights from the ALRC's Elder Abuse Inquiry

n 2002, the World Health Organization said that preventing elder abuse in an ageing world is ‘everybody’s business’.[1] In finishing our report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, we wanted to make this ‘everybody’s responsibility’
Sunday 17 September 2017
Rosalind Croucher AM, President

Future of Work Series: You can’t change what you can’t see

Audrey Page & AssociatesFuture of Work Series: You can’t change what you can’t seeWednesday 13 September 2017Event start: 6pm for 6:30pm(Check against delivery)10-12 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2000IntroductionsAcknowledge traditional owners...
Wednesday 13 September 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

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