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Why words matter when we talk about age

Discrimination on the basis of age is illegal in Australia, but we still see prejudice reflected through the way we use language and communication, according to the executive director of the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), Professor Briony Dow. “What ...

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COVID-19 is fuelling ageism in Australia

As Australia’s largest cities grapple with the spread of the delta virus, experts are drawing attention towards a growing outbreak of aged-based stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. In a recent survey released last week by SBS, 51 per cent of people ...

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