National Seniors Australia has recently released a report on the status of the older worker in Australia and the impact on the nation’s economy.

Experience Works: The Mature Age Employment Challenge gives a candid snapshot of mature age employment, outlines the distinctive barriers faced by older workers, identifies benefits for employers, draws on overseas approaches that hold lessons for everyone, and presents potential policy responses.    It also highlights why improving mature age employment opportunities goes hand in hand with effectively dealing with the rapidly ageing population.    Useful ideas for all societies.