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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Elder abuse

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 causes harm or distress to an older person'. Elder abuse can take various forms, including:...
distraught older woman
Discrimination Age Discrimination

Risk of Homelessness in Older Women

With many older women at risk of homelessness, the Age Discrimination Commissioner is working with sectors to develop innovative solutions to assist this rapidly growing group of women.
Discrimination Age Discrimination

Power of Oldness

Campaign highlighting the discrimination mature workers face when trying to gain or maintain jobs
Photo: Older man and woman running on a beach
Discrimination Age Discrimination

Promoting positive & diverse portrayals of older Australians

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...
Photo: Older worker in a warehouse
Discrimination Age Discrimination

Working past our 60s

As a society, we have been slow to recognise that millions of older Australians are locked out of the workforce by age discrimination. We are only now starting to understand what a terrible waste of human capital this situation represents; a loss to the national economy and to businesses large and...
Older Australians
Discrimination Age Discrimination

Working Australians (2005)

Working Australians An important goal of the Age Discrimination Act is to respond to the needs of Australia’s ageing population. The ADA aims to achieve attitudinal change by raising awareness that people of all ages have the same fundamental rights and by removing barriers to participation in many...