Kay Patterson

Work still to be done ending age discrimination in the workplace

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AOAs Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner, I would love to be able to say our workplaces are free from ageism, that the fight is over and we no longer have to fear the devastating impact of discrimination.But this...
Thursday 24 January 2019
thoughtful older woman at work

Survey reveals attitudes to older workers

A new survey on attitudes to employing older workers has found that up to 30 per cent of Australian employers are still reluctant to hire workers over a certain age, and for more than two thirds of this group, that age was over 50.The survey of more...
Wednesday 31 October 2018
older woman hands

More older women face homelessness

While property prices remain high and women face additional challenges to wealth accumulation, the number of older women at risk of homelessness will continue to rise, warns Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson.“We have an ageing...
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Arthur Jeffrey with Cici Hong by Rose Connors Dance

Bridging age divides with art

What does life look like at 100?  Who are Sydney’s oldest residents? And what can they tell us about life and aging?On International Day of Older Persons, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson, is proud to launch the exhibition ‘100: a...
Monday 1 October 2018
Aged care worker talking to male resident

Commission welcomes announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care as reports of appalling mistreatment continue to emerge.Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson, says this issue...
Monday 17 September 2018