WORKING LONGER, STAYING HEALTHY AND KEEPING PRODUCTIVE
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)bsl.org.au