c
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Careers, Politics

Government Creates Mature Age Employment Ambassador


Monday, 29th June 2015 at 12:31 pm
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced the creation of the Ambassador for Mature Age Employment and the appointment of Susan Ryan AO to the position.

Monday, 29th June 2015
at 12:31 pm
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Government Creates Mature Age Employment Ambassador
Monday, 29th June 2015 at 12:31 pm

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced the creation of the Ambassador for Mature Age Employment and the appointment of Susan Ryan AO to the position.

Ryan, who is Australia’s current Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, will be responsible for driving “greater awareness amongst employers of the business benefits of hiring older workers and help open new doors for job seekers”, according to Hockey.

“The Australian Government is committed to helping older workers to enter and remain connected to the workforce. As a nation with an ageing population we cannot afford to let the considerable skills and experience of older job seekers go to waste,” Hockey said.

“It is not just the wisdom, skills and experience of older Australians that can benefit employers; older Australians also contribute maturity and stability to workplaces.”

Hockey said Australia needed to do more to encourage participation of older people in the workforce.

“While our participation rates of mature workers have increased sharply over the last decade, we can do better,” he said.

“Ms Ryan, Australia’s current Age and Disability Commissioner, has been a strong advocate for mature aged job seekers throughout her career.

“The new Ambassador position builds on the Government’s incentive for employers and mature age job seekers through the $10,000 Restart Wage Subsidy.”

Hockey said the Government hoped the Budget would make it easier for employers to take advantage of Restart. From 1 November, an employer who takes on an eligible job seeker aged 50 or over can receive the $10,000 subsidy over 12 months down from 24 months.

“Recognising the importance of steady cash flow for business, employers will also receive payments on a fortnightly basis rather than after six months as is the case now,” he said.

“Restart has helped over 1,600 mature aged job seekers to return to the workforce and reduced the costs of hiring for employers.”

To learn more about the Restart wage subsidy call 13 17 15 or visit the Restart website.


Xavier Smerdon  |  Journalist |  @XavierSmerdon

Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

Fantastic digital management app for organisations deliverin...

Ateesa

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Workplace Age and Disability Discrimination Rife

Ellie Cooper

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 at 10:29 am

Mother’s Day Budget Surprise

Xavier Smerdon

Monday, 11th May 2015 at 12:22 pm

Not for Profits ‘Interrupt’ Joe Hockey

Lina Caneva

Tuesday, 21st April 2015 at 12:09 pm

National Taskforce to Tackle Housing Affordability

Xavier Smerdon

Tuesday, 14th April 2015 at 12:10 pm

POPULAR

Luke Batty Foundation to Close as Rosie Batty Steps Down

Luke Michael

Monday, 19th February 2018 at 5:37 pm

Calls to Remove ‘Blanket Religious Exemptions’ for Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Friday, 16th February 2018 at 2:35 pm

Sharp Decline in People Accessing Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 21st February 2018 at 4:59 pm

Employee-Led Mutual to Deliver NDIS Services in SA

Luke Michael

Monday, 19th February 2018 at 10:54 am

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


c
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!