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Structural barriers to working in our 60s – lessons from Australia?

by on June 11, 2012

In Australia, a report entitled ‘Working past our 60s: Reforming laws and policies for the older worker’ was launched last week by the country’s  Human Rights Commission. It can be downloaded from here.

It highlights structural barriers that need to be addressed such as:

  • access to workers compensation (which often stops at 65)
  • income protection insurance (which can be hard to get after age 60)
  • superannuation and professional licensing

The report is discussed in more detail here. No doubt in the UK there are similar structural factors that could be usefully examined.

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