By 2060, nearly half of Australians aged 64 or older will be employed. Failure to address their health problems could threaten Australia’s economy, tax base and health and care services.

This ARC funded collaboration is between national policy portfolios (employment, social services, workplace health and social equity) and experts in work, health, social equality and policy process. The aim is to reveal the diversity of older workers’ work–health dilemmas and effective national policies to solve them.

The Brotherhood’s Dina Bowman and Shelley Mallett are part of the research team for this project, a partnership between the Australian National University, the federal departments of Social Services and Employment, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Safe Work Australia and Queensland Treasury.

Contact: Dina Bowman dbowman(at)

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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