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Age Discrimination

Young, old and everyone in between – Australians of all ages have the right to be treated fairly and to enjoy the same opportunities as others.

Meet the Commissioner

Recruitment currently underway

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO finished her seven-year term as the Age Discrimination Commissioner on 28 July, 2023.

The Commission’s President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM is currently the Acting Age Discrimination Commissioner. A merit selection process is underway to determine the appointment of a new Age Discrimination Commissioner. The Attorney-General will announce the new appointment when this process is complete.

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Age Discrimination

Reaching across generations brings benefits for everyone 

By Commission President and Acting Age Discrimination Commissioner, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM
 Every year on the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), the world comes together to celebrate  and reflect on the contributions of older people in our communities.
 This year’s IDOP...

Category, Opinion
Age Discrimination

New research prompts call for aged care to embrace training on ageism

Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner has called on organisations providing services to older people to deliver ageism awareness training to their staff, with new research showing it can be highly effective in shifting attitudes. The Australian Human Rights Commission surveyed aged care and...

Category, News

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Age Discrimination

Elder abuse

Elder abuse can take various forms, including: financial, physical, psychological, emotional and sexual abuse, or neglect. No older person should be subjected to any form of abuse.