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THE SILENT WALL – THE FIGHTBACK AGAINST AGE DISCRIMINATION
It is a silent wall of rejection that too many Australians experience every day. But entrenched attitudes of age discrimination are now finally being challenged, with campaigns showing that the benefit of experience may actually be vital for long-term competitiveness.
TRANSPARENCY – HOW MUCH SHOULD WE KNOW?
Politicians, business and banking leaders talk about it all the time. But in a world of hacks, leaks and data-breaches some people claim we now have radical or hyper-transparency. Is it going to make businesses more ethical?
AIHW REPORT: MORE MENTAL HEALTH PRESCRIPTIONS DISPENSED
While more subsidised mental health-related prescriptions are being dispensed in Australia, government spending on these medications has fallen, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
AUSTRALIA'S FAVOURITE FEEL-GOOD BOOKS - MENTAL HEALTH BOOSTERS
They are tried and true books which the readers have chosen because they make the reader feel good about life. The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has revealed the results of a two-month search for mood-boosting titles.
WHY BABY BOOMERS ARE THE MOST SHARING TYPES
Don’t be surprised if your next Uber driver has their own ‘SilverTop’ going on. From Airbnb to Airtasker and Uber, the ‘sharing’ economy has long been viewed as the domain of the young and hip. But it turns out that this booming sector is proving a perfect fit for our aging population of Baby Boomers, and the tax office is taking an increasing interest in their activities.
HOW ‘THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM’ IS GROWING OLD … FAST
With a significant and growing proportion of Australians aged over 65, the so-called 'Australian Dream” is facing stark realities. Some of our pensioners go without food, some go without medications, and some are suicidal as a result of their dire financial situation, due mainly to the high cost of their accommodation and insecurity of tenure.
THE ERA OF OVERWHELM - TOO MANY AUSSIES UNDER PRESSURE
Surveys are showing that a significant – and growing – number of Australians are being stretched to the limits by their jobs, as many organisations push to deliver more with less. But what does this mean for our physical and mental health, long-term productivity, and can worthwhile solutions be found?
LIFELINE CALLS FOR NATIONAL SUMMIT TO STOP SUICIDE - TOLL AT 10-YEAR-HIGH
3027 suicides. More than 8 per day. 1 every 3 hours.
Lifeline is calling for a National Summit to Stop Suicide, with ABS figures showing that deaths by suicide are at 10-year-plus high levels.