Criticism of Fran Kelly’s new gig Frankly drips with ageism — a stubborn form of discrimination we need to call out

Criticism of Fran Kelly’s new gig Frankly drips with ageism — a stubborn form of discrimination we need to call out

There’s an old adage that if you can’t see it, you can’t be it. Diversity matters not just because any thriving society will include all because it’s the right thing to do, but because it also delivers the best results — a range of perspectives, a plethora of lived experience and ideas. But there appears to be … Read more

When Jacinta Parsons started to see her ageing body as a ‘deficit’, she knew she had to make changes

When Jacinta Parsons started to see her ageing body as a ‘deficit’, she knew she had to make changes

At a bar recently, Jacinta Parsons experienced a special moment of connection. It was an encounter of fleeting friendship between her and another woman waiting to be served. The pair had never met, but their conversation flowed freely and joyfully. Parsons was having a great time. She recalls thinking, “We have this understanding of the world, this woman … Read more

SA Health unit investigating reports of ageist abuse expanded to cover all South Australians

SA Health unit investigating reports of ageist abuse expanded to cover all South Australians

A state government service that investigates reports of abuse or mistreatment experienced by older people and those living with a disability has been expanded to include all South Australians. Key points: Adult Safeguarding Unit expanded to all South Australians It was only available for older people, or those with a disability Service has received 5,000 calls in three … Read more

British actors speak out against ageism in film industry

British actors speak out against ageism in film industry

Keeley HawesPhoto: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Sky In an open letter to the British entertainment industry, over 100 actors and other public figures have signed a letter accusing the film and TV business of “entrenched ageism” and asking for better representation for women over the age of 45. That comes from Deadline, which says … Read more