Generational & Mature Age

The ageing of Australia’s population will see the number of people aged 65 to 84 years more than double and the number of people 85 years and over more than quadruple. The rapidly growing group of mature age Australians will represent a key group of potential workers with which to respond to the projected labour market shortage.

In this section, you will find the following resources to help you attract and retain workers of all ages.

DCA Research

WordsAtWork - Building inclusion through the power of language

Words at Work report image

DCA has developed a new Words At Work campaign for workplaces to show how inclusive language can improve workplace culture and drive productivity.

Older Women Matter

DCA research has found that older women (defined as 45 years plus) represent a sizeable and growing segment of the labour force but Australian organisations are failing to fully harness their skills and talents.

Grey Matters: Engaging Mature Age Workers

This research project reveals baby boomers are challenging traditional notions of retirement.

Webcasts from past events

Hosted by Bloomberg L.P.
04 Apr 2017

At the next DCA Diversity Leadership Program event, we will have a conversation about what it would take to create more inclusive workplaces so that more out LGBTIQ+ people can fill leadership positions in corporate Australia.

Hosted by Australian Human Rights Commission
25 Jul 2016

The Hon Susan Ryan AO, in her last week as Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, will discuss the findings of the recent Australian Human Rights Commission Inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with disabilities.

News

Anything but PC - D&I is a vital business tool in 2017 and beyond

Media releases

Many leading practice Australian businesses continue to reap the rewards of diversity and inclusion (D&I) while others in the community want to ignore the benefits, according to Diversity Council Australia.

Election 2016: Where do the major parties stand on D&I?

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia has today released responses to its pre-election survey about policies the major parties would be taking to the election that support diversity and inclusion in Australian workplaces.

Research Matters, June 2016

Research Matters

To help you get across the latest thinking and development on diversity and inclusion, we have handpicked a range of Australian and international research.

Perspectives

More than ever, Australians must work together to create an inclusive society

Lisa Annese photo
Opinion pieces

From advertising to workplaces, in 2017, let’s endeavour to recognise the enormous opportunity that diversity offers all of us.

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

Submissions

DCA is pleased to make a submission in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission's national inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with Disability.

Willing to Work: The National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability

 The Hon Susan Ryan AO  Age Discrimination Commissioner and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
Blog

As Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, I am committed to ensuring that older people and people with disability, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, are included in every way in our society and enjoy equality of opportunity with all Australians.