Australia and the Aging Workforce

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National News

"Federal Budget 2018: Skills boost to keep older people working" Financial Review (May 8, 2018)

"Australia 'should cut tax rate' to lift older worker participation rates to NZ levels" Australia Financial Review (December 13, 2016)

"The real-life tale of our crisis among older workers" The New Daily (November 2, 2015)

"Discrimination Standing in the Way of Older Workers" Pro Bono Australia (August 3, 2015)

"How employment is keeping older workers young at heart" Bradford Telegraph & Argus (July 28, 2015)

"SA’s older workers struggle to find their place" Adelaide Independent News (July 27, 2015)

"Time to think about older workers: experts" 9News (March 5, 2015)

"Ageism in the workplace hurts us all" Brisbane Times (March 3, 2015)

"Fears older workers will bear brunt of Tas public sector cuts" ABC News (October 19, 2014)

"Why older workers offer better value than younger workers" Mosman Daily (July 10, 2014)

"Grey Boom" Management Today (June 19, 2014)

"UniSa human resources expert Carol Kulik analysed reactions of mature aged hopefuls to job ads" (Melbourne) Herald Sun (June 12, 2014)

"Carol Kulik: We are not doing enough to ensure mature-age employees are motivated and engaged at work" The (Adelaide) Advertiser (June 12, 2014)

"Older workers deserve peace of mind" Melbourne Herald Sun (April 17, 2014)

"Action needed to keep older Australian workers in jobs, say experts" The Australian (March 26, 2014)

National Agencies

Australian Human Rights Commission Age Discrimination home page

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Experience+ a Productive Ageing Package aimed at keeping our mature age Australians engaged in the workforce and sharing their wealth of skills and experience with younger generations.

Valuing Older Workers A government website designed to "to help employers and training providers operate successfully in this new business environment."

National Data

Third Parties

"Overcoming barriers in mature age career development" by Greg Goudie, DOME, from Australian Career Practitioner (Autumn 2015)

"Why mandatory retirement ages should be a thing of the past" The Conversation, article by Alysia Blackham (April 8, 2018)

"Generation gaps still not understood by bosses" Financial Review (October 28, 2014)

Business, Work and Ageing Centre for Research, Swinburne University of Technology, is an international leader in researching the economic and social consequences of workforce ageing which undertakes research and provides specialised consultancy services to industry.

Diversity Council Australia See the Generational/Mature age section of their website.

National Seniors

See the Work and Careers section of their website.

Starts at Sixty online community, working page

Mature-Age Workers Policy COTA South Australia


PWC Australia "PwC Golden Age Index: How well are OECD economies harnessing the power of an older workforce?" (Australia Edition, June 2016)

Financial Services Council "How Older Workers are Valued: Results of the National Survey on Attitudes to Older Workers," research by Kreab and Gavin Anderson.

Siobhan Austen and Therese Jefferson, "Intersections in Australian research: Older workers, women’s labour supply and paid work in aged care" 26th Annual Conference Association for Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRANZ), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia: AIRRANZ (February 8, 2012)

Job Boards

Adage job board and online community for experienced workers aged 45+

BeNext is an online mature age job and career centre supporting job seekers who are fusing life experience and "know how" to get work that matters.

DOME (Don't Overlook Mature Expertise) community-based not-for-profit employment and training organization offering services to mature age unemployed and disadvantaged people in South Australia is the leading unique Australian niche' job board where jobseekers over the age of 45 to connect to age-friendly employers.

SilverTemp dedicated to finding temporary and part-time jobs for seniors in Northern NSW and on the Gold Coast.