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Ageing Appointment Human Rights

Caritas chair appointed to Human Rights Commission

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has appointed Caritas Australia chair Robert Fitzgerald to the Australian Human Rights Commission for a five-year term as Age Discrimination Commissioner. Source: Caritas Australia.


Outgoing Age Discrimination Commissioner urges action on ageism

Ageism is “the most pervasive and tolerated form of prejudice” in Australia, yet it can lead to serious health and wellbeing consequences for older people, the outgoing Age Discrimination Commissioner warns. Source: The Australian

Ageing Housing

Rejection of retirement development during housing crisis ‘nonsensical’

Catholic aged and disability organisation VMCH has called a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision to reject a retirement development in the midst of a national housing crisis “short-sighted” and “nonsensical”.


Ageism ‘most accepted’ form of prejudice in Australia

Ageism is more common and socially accepted than sexism and racism and shuts people out of the labour market and into poverty, according to the sector’s prime advocate, Kay Patterson. Source: The Australian.