THE Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an issues paper to inform its inquiry into obstacles faced by older people to actively participate in the workforce.
The ALRC points out that by 2044-45, almost one in four Australians will be aged 65 or over and this will have significant implications for Australia's economy. It highlights the need to encourage people to stay at work as long as they can.
The inquiry will look at potential barriers to mature age workforce participation that exist in:
- Superannuation law;
- Family assistance, child support, social security law and relevant government programs;
- Employment law;
- Insurance law;
- Compensation laws; and
- Any other relevant Commonwealth legislation exempt under the Age Discrimination Act 2004.
Submissions on the issues paper close on 14 June 2012.
For further information visit www.alrc.gov.au.