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A rethink on ageing and work

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As business woman and journalist Ita Buttrose stepped down from her position as Australian of the year 2013, she urged people and business to support older Australians in the fight against age discrimination.

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The hurt that accompanies the denial of ageing

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It’s not surprising that our media is devoid of stories and pictures of old women. These days you are severely discouraged from becoming old and showing it. When the issue of ageing and my arrival at this stage of life arises in family conversation, I am duly told that I am not old. Sure I’m not really, really old, but I have entered the seventh decade of my life. Continue reading

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