A Long Time Coming, a collection of essays by Melbourne author Melanie Joosten, is an emotionally wrenching, undeniably powerful piece of writing.
The number of older women who are rental tenants in Australia is growing, and so is housing insecurity.
Tragic love story or an act of murder? Richard Lewer’s moving animation “Worse Luck I am Still Here” explores themes of love, ageing, death and euthanasia.
To shed light on age discrimination, the Australian Human Rights Commission launched Willing to Work, a National Inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with a disability.
Can the market be a vehicle for human rights? Aron Paul looks at how superannuation has been redefined over time from a privilege to a worker’s right.
Poetry by Natasha Parnian.
If living longer is about staying young, are we denying ourselves the right to be old?
This poem by Margaret Ruckert was shortlisted for the Right Now Poetry Competition, judged by Maxine Beneba-Clarke, Amanda Anastasi and Benjamin Solah.
By Blair Morris. This article is part of our October theme on disability rights. To read more on this topic, click here. Medicating people with disabilities and elderly people is a contentious issue, particularly in situations that involve aggression. Some experts argue that medication can have a calming effect, and may help to “normalise” the individual. […]
4 August 2012 Native Title win in Queensland The Federal Court of Australia has recognised the Djungan people’s native title rights 17 years after the first claim was lodged. Jim Archer lodged the first of four claims with his brothers in 1995. The Archers have lived on the land their whole lives. “We decided to […]
15 June 2012 Large numbers of people with a disability subject to chemical restraint The Age has reported that more than 1800 people with a disability were drugged for the purposes of controlling their behaviour in 2011. A report by the Office of the Senior Practitioner released this week identified that the use of ‘chemical […]