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Committee’s cyber safety recommendations critical for older people

The Australian Human Rights Commission has urged the government to adopt the recommendations in the Joint Select Committee’s Cybersafety for Seniors: A Worthwhile Journey report.

Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, said, “Awareness and support are crucial, so the Committee’s recommendations about publicising the Broadband for Seniors kiosks and the new cybersafety telephone hotline through traditional forms of media that are older people actually use, are particularly important.”

Promoting positive & diverse portrayals of older Australians

Photo: Older man and woman running on a beach

The Age Discrimination Commissioner is focused on addressing barriers to equality and participation faced by older Australians. This is achieved through research, education and policy activities to build awareness of the damaging effects of age discrimination and to tackle the attitudes and stereotypes that can lead to age discrimination.