ACT

02 Oct 18

Rethinking advocacy on ageing and work strategies for retaining and managing an ageing workforce - Presented by the AAG Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow 2018

Rethinking advocacy on ageing and work

Strategies for retaining and managing an ageing workforce

Presented by:

Professor Philip Taylor


Australians are living longer, and as such, people are seeking to stay in the workforce longer. The Australian Human Rights Commission found 27 per cent of Australians aged 50 and over reported experiencing some form of age discrimination in the workplace during the past two years, rising to 32 per cent for those aged 60 to 64.
Research indicates that there is interest among employers in how to better manage their older workers in an ageing society.


This discrimination is present across all ages, obscuring effective actions aimed at prolonging working lives. This will lead to how discrimination manifests and compares workers’ experiences of fair and unfair treatment by managers and co-workers.
Further, consideration will be made on the recent literature on older workers’ employment from the perspective of what can be learned that will inform the employment practices of Australian business.

Areas considered critical to the management of an ageing workforce in the following areas will be discussed:

  • Workplace culture
  • Leadership
  • Individual development
  • Job design
  • Health and well-being
  • Financial and career planning

Suggestions will also be made on how to overcome current disjunctions and contradictions in terms of advocacy, arguing that age discrimination affects workers of all ages and should be treated as such. Potentially useful lessons for employer practice will be identified.

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

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Light refreshments will be provided



In collaboration with

Centre for Research on Ageing health and Wellbeing (CRAHW)

Research School of Population Health

Event Date & Time: Tue 2nd October 2018 5.00 - 7.00pm

Event Location: Bob Douglas Lecture Theatre, Building 62A, Coombs Close, ANU, ACT

Registrations Open: 7th Sep 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 1st Oct 18 5:00 PM

Places Available: 47

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