Female Australians over the age of 45 have reported widespread age discrimination in employment, according to Diversity Council Australia (“DCA”). Said researcher Dr. Roger Wilkins: “Many Australians feel they’ve been treated unfairly in the workplace. Age discrimination is the most common experience, which perhaps shouldn’t be surprising given Australia’s ageing population.”
It was also reported that when it comes to employing females in the age group of 55-64, Australia is behind Sweden, New Zealand, the US, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Finland.
Older women have experience, skills and talents which businesses need, and the Chief Executive of DCA said "Australia’s future workforce will depend heavily on the employment of older women so this is not about special treatment for another group. Organizations focusing on older women’s employment are future-proofing their workforce and positioning their organization for success.”