Age discrimination in the workplace is still a persistent problem despite the reality that older workers will need to work past the traditional retirement age if society is to continue to function well.

In Australia, Age Discrimination Minister Elizabeth Broderick says that age discrimination is still a major problem, despite the federal and state laws against it.

As noted in The Age, Ms Broderick is urging the government to revisit the Age Discrimination Act of 2004 and strengthen the ability of her office to deal with offenders.