Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan

Protecting elders from abuse

The Age and Disability Commissioner, Susan Ryan, is calling for a national plan to combat elder abuse in an era where the aging population is growing.Speaking at an elder abuse forum in Sydney on Tuesday, Commissioner Ryan spoke of the cruel and...
Wednesday 14 October 2015
Bustling city street with people crossing the road

Inquiry team halfway through national tour

The Federal Inquiry into discrimination facing older Australians and those with disability is now half way through its national consultations and already the Commission is finding some recurring issues across the country.Willing to Work: National...
Friday 4 September 2015
Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan

Celebrating the University of the Third Age

Age and Disability Commissioner Susan Ryan will today celebrate the 30th anniversary of the University of the Third Age (U3A), a college engaging older Australians with like-minded people.Commissioner Ryan will deliver a speech on the relevance and...
Friday 31 July 2015
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey with Commissioner Susan Ryan

Submissions open for Willing to Work inquiry

The Australian Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability.  Consultation forums will...
Tuesday 30 June 2015
Commissioner Susan Ryan at the launch

Commissioner Ryan appointed Ambassador for Mature Age Employment

Age and Disability Commissioner Susan Ryan has begun work as the Ambassador for Mature Age Employment, a newly created role to help build greater awareness amongst employers of the business benefits of hiring older workers and to improve the labour...
Friday 26 June 2015