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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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Ageism affects everyone in 2021: report

Ageism remains the most accepted form of prejudice in the country, with 90 per cent of Australians agreeing that it is widespread, according to a new report. Released by the Australian Human Rights Commission, What’s Age Got to Do With ...

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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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