Boosting Mature Workforce Participation
More older Australians want to work into their 60s and 70s. This is beneficial for their wellbeing and the nation's economic growth, but currently, only 1 in 3 Australians over the age of 55 are taking part in the workforce. IRT Foundation and the Australian Human Rights Commission (HRC) are working together to reduce barriers to and boost mature workforce participation.
In July 2015, we executed Australia's first Statement of Intent to collaborate on initiatives under a Mature Workforce Participation Strategy. The IRT Foundation and HRC Statement of Intent was commended to the ACT Government on 19 November 2015 by ACT Minister for Ageing, Mr Mick Gentleman MLA, pictured right with IRT Foundation Manager Toby Dawson.
The Statement of Intent sets out the purpose to work collaboratively on a range of projects including:
For more information on working beyond your 50s and employing mature age employees, go to: www.experiencepays.gov.au