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04 Sep 18

Rethinking advocacy on ageing and work Presented by the AAG Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow 2018

Rethinking Advocacy on Ageing and Work

Presented by:

Professor Philip Taylor

Australians are living longer, and as such, people are seeking to stay in the workforce longer. Concerns about increasing welfare costs and shortfalls of labour supply have brought with them calls to prolong working lives.

Prof Taylor argues that present advocacy and public policy are inadequate if the nation wishes to make the best use of its ageing workforce. This presentation will offer a fresh approach, challenging the basis of the present advocacy on ageing and work. It offers a framework for action, proposing principles against which the legitimacy of approaches should be tested.

  • Learn how Australia should respond to the ageing of its workforce.
  • Consider how current approaches to both public policy and advocacy have the
    potential to be harmful in terms of their response to age barriers in society.
  • Hear about alternative methods of advocacy on ageing and work.

About our Speaker

Professor Philip Taylor holds professorial positions with Federation University Australia and The University of Melbourne and is a research fellow in think tank Per Capita’s Centre for Applied Policy for Positive Ageing (CAPPA).
Philip has almost 30 years of experience as an expert researcher, policy writer and governmental and NGO advisor on workforce ageing. His interests include individual orientation to work and retirement, employer behaviour towards older workers and international development in public policy aimed at extending working life.
He leads a major program of research on ageing workforces and has a strong national and international reputation in the field. His high professional standing stems from his strong publication record, the influence of his work on national and international public policy, frequent invited addresses to major national and international conferences and symposia, membership of national and international committees concerned with the implications of workforce ageing, his leading role in Australian and international research groups, and work with public bodies both in Australia and overseas.

Learn more about the Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow

Precise venue information

Room 2038, Building 408
School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Sciences
Curtin University
Brand Drive, Bentley WA 6102


5.00pm - 5.30pm nibbles and networking
5.30pm - 6.30pm presentation

Event Date & Time: Tue 4th Sept 2018 5.00 - 6.30pm

Event Location: Curtin University - Building 408, Room 4502 (Level 4) Kent Street Bentley WA 6102, WA
Building 408, Room 4502 (Level 4)
Kent Street
Bentley WA 6102

Registrations Open: 15th Jul 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 4th Sep 18 4:00 PM

Places Available: 50

Your Investment

• Members Free
• Non-member $30

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