Economic security in older age, the raising of the pension age and the prevalence of long-term unemployment among mature age jobseekers have become a focus of policy debate.

The changing population balance between generations and the rediscovery of intergenerational rivalry as a social phenomenon mean that politicians need to discover solutions that are sustainable for all. Future research in this area wil look at alternative models to address populaiton ageing, comparative data on exclusion in later life and policy implications for community building across generations.

Recent research

Undertaken in conjunction with the Work and economic security team

Enhancing employment services for mature age jobseekers

Existing policy responses to workforce age discrimination tend to focus on the role of employers in providing opportunities for older Australians. This research project by contrast focuses on employment services.

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Understanding and preventing workforce vulnerabilities in midlife and beyond

This study examined mature aged people's lived experience, pathways and outcomes of involuntary non-participation or underparticipation in paid work.

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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.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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