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Management response to ageing workers in Australia and elsewhere

Discrimination against older people rife in Australian workplaces, national survey revealing more than 25% of people over 50 experienced age bias over past 2 years.

The survey, conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission and released on Thursday, is the first to examine age discrimination on a national level. It shows that about a third of people who experienced age discrimination gave up looking for work

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Australia’s budding labour market nightmare as participation drops, growth and productivity slow

Callam Pickering makes a very valid point on Australias challenged growth. “Unfortunately the news isn’t great for the Australian labour market. There is little reason for the participation rate to pick-up anytime soon. The first of the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation

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Size of ageing workforce ‘set to soar’

A third of over-65s could still be in work if trends seen over the last decade persist, pensions consultants Buck have warned. Fraser Smart, managing director at the pensions, employee benefits and investment consulting firm said there was ‘no doubt

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The ‘Silver Tsunami’: Older Workers Better Value Than Youngsters!

Just a decade ago, experts warned of labor shortages in the United States and other countries as the baby boomers marched into retirement en masse. But with an aging population facing the prospect of living for decades on shrunken retirement

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