NDIA welcomes Willing to Work report – Media Release

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) welcomes the Willing To Work National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability report from Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan. National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Chairman Bruce Bonyhady, said many of the report’s 56 recommendations about reducing barriers to workforce participation aligned closely … [Read More] NDIA welcomes Willing to Work report – Media Release

Portfolio Budget Statements 2016-17 – The Treasury

The purpose of the 2016-17 Portfolio Budget Statements (PB Statements) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to government outcomes by entities within the portfolio. Entities receive resources from the annual appropriations acts, special appropriations (including standing appropriations and special accounts), and revenue from other sources. A key … [Read More] Portfolio Budget Statements 2016-17 – The Treasury

Federal Budget: youth jobs measures welcome, big picture still challenging – Brotherhood of St Laurence

Budgets are not just about bottom lines, says the Brotherhood of St Laurence A key priority for any government must be to build the skills of all people in our nation so they can take part in economic and social life, and contribute to and benefit from prosperity. “The rhetoric of jobs and growth needs … [Read More] Federal Budget: youth jobs measures welcome, big picture still challenging – Brotherhood of St Laurence

An integrated approach to climate change, income distribution, employment, and economic growth – Ecological Economics

ABSTRACT A demand-driven growth model involving capital accumulation and the dynamics of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentration is set up to examine macroeconomic issues raised by global warming, e.g. effects on output and employment of rising levels of GHG; offsets by mitigation; relationships among energy use and labor productivity, income distribution, and growth; the economic significance … [Read More] An integrated approach to climate change, income distribution, employment, and economic growth – Ecological Economics

Young people don’t have the skills for future jobs – The Age

Extract from an article by Jan Owen Fifteen-year-olds can expect to have more than 17 jobs in five different industries over their working lives. So, why aren’t they ready? So, what do you want to be when you grow up? We have been putting this question to children and young people since the start of … [Read More] Young people don’t have the skills for future jobs – The Age

Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability – AHRC

The right to work is a fundamental human right, but one that far too many older people and people with disability in Australia do not enjoy. As Australia’s Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner I was pleased to receive the Terms of Reference from the Attorney-General to undertake the Willing to Work National Inquiry into Employment … [Read More] Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability – AHRC

Removing barriers to mature age employment good for economy and society – COTA (Vic)

MEDIA RELEASE – Extract The significant economic, social and health benefits of older people and people with disability participating in the workforce are again highlighted in a major report by the Australian Human Rights Commission released today by the Attorney General. Peak seniors advocate, COTA Australia, today welcomed the release of the report of the … [Read More] Removing barriers to mature age employment good for economy and society – COTA (Vic)

What are the Experiences of People with Dementia in Employment? – Dementia

ABSTRACT Statistics show that an increase in the statutory retirement age in the UK will mean that many more people will develop a dementia while still in employment. A review of the literature confirmed that there are no existing studies in the UK which examine this issue in any detail. The aim of this study … [Read More] What are the Experiences of People with Dementia in Employment? – Dementia

Older workers finding more acceptance – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Media Release Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal the most common barriers preventing persons aged 55 years and over from working or working extra hours. A survey conducted in 2014-15 found an estimated 388,700 persons aged 55 years and over were not looking for immediate work or more hours, but … [Read More] Older workers finding more acceptance – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Falling through the cracks? An analysis of health and safety resources for migrant workers in Australia – International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care

ABSTRACT Purpose: Many migrants coming to Australia end up in poor quality jobs that can lead to injury or illness. This study examined work-related resources available to migrants in Australia to determine whether these contain information on employment standards (ES), occupational health and safety (OHS) and workers’ compensation (WC). Design/methodology/approach: National and state-based websites of government, unions, … [Read More] Falling through the cracks? An analysis of health and safety resources for migrant workers in Australia – International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care

NDIS in the News – Week Beginning Monday 02 May 2016

Brotherhood Library staff monitor press sources and add to this post throughout the week Fraser Coast Chronicle – NDIS roll-out will create more jobs BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia. If you find our service useful and would like to contribute to ‘Working for an Australia … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week Beginning Monday 02 May 2016

The future employment prospects for younger workers is much better than we think – The Age

Extract from an article by Ross Gittins A lot of people are convinced it’s just going to get worse and worse for workers in coming years. A lot of oldies think that and, unfortunately, too many youngsters believe them. Many older people worry that, with the decline of manufacturing in Australia, and the end of … [Read More] The future employment prospects for younger workers is much better than we think – The Age

New report: women saving too little into pensions because of “male breadwinner” model (UK) – Intergenerational Foundation

Extract from an article by David Kingman David Kingman looks at the findings of a new report which argues that women’s pension saving is still being held back by an old-fashioned “male breadwinner” model in families Today’s young women are failing to save enough money to pay for their old age because of the persistence … [Read More] New report: women saving too little into pensions because of “male breadwinner” model (UK) – Intergenerational Foundation

VCOSS enews -Victorian Council of Social Service

BLOG POST 29 April 2016 Cut the cost of living for people on low incomes Despite increasing average living standards in Australia, these benefits are not equally shared. People earning low incomes, especially those renting, experience greater cost-of-living increases and slower income growth, than people on high incomes. Investing in activities that help low-income households […] … [Read More] VCOSS enews -Victorian Council of Social Service

Retirement Timing: A review and recommendations for future research – Work, Aging and Retirement

ABSTRACT Human beings are living longer than ever. Among other consequences, this demographic trend increased retirement duration, what makes important to understand what factors contribute to a better life in retirement. In order to explore these factors and add to previous investigations, this study aimed to perform a systematic literature review concerning adjustment to retirement. … [Read More] Retirement Timing: A review and recommendations for future research – Work, Aging and Retirement

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