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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...
Thursday 4 April 2019
Commissioner Kay Patterson with Attorney General Christian Porter

Commission welcomes National Plan on elder abuse

Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson this week participated in the launch of the Federal Government’s National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (2019-2023). The Plan features a national hotline and frontline services as...
Friday 22 March 2019
Kay Patterson

Work still to be done ending age discrimination in the workplace

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AOAs Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner, I would love to be able to say our workplaces are free from ageism, that the fight is over and we no longer have to fear the devastating impact of discrimination.But this...
Thursday 24 January 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...
Wednesday 31 October 2018
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More older women face homelessness

While property prices remain high and women face additional challenges to wealth accumulation, the number of older women at risk of homelessness will continue to rise, warns Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson.“We have an ageing...
Wednesday 10 October 2018