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Sun newspapers Tue 24 May 2016



Sun newspapers Tue 24 May 2016


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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NTNE01Z01DS - V1 COUNCIL on the Ageing NT welcomes the appointment of Dr Kay Patterson to her role as Australias new Age Discrimination Commissioner, and the reinstatement of full-time commissioners to the age and disability portfolios. Dr Pattersons breadth of experience as a senior minister in the federal government in health and ageing and community service portfolios, coupled with her advocacy as a Commissioner of the National Health Commission, make her well-placed to take on the job of ensuring seniors rights are enhanced. Senior Australians often face serious challenges, particularly in retaining their jobs and re-entering the workforce. Unfortunately, age discrimination is still rife in Australia, as was highlighted in the recent release of the Human Rights Commissions Willing to Work Inquiry. Both age and disability are extremely important human rights portfolios and are only going to become more important as our population ages. The Human Rights Commission has found more than one quarter of senior Australians experience age discrimination at work. The Willing to Work report also found that discrimination and structural issues are locking out a large proportion of older people from participating in the labour force despite many being willing and able to work. This is not only having a negative impact on the wellbeing of seniors, but it also has serious implications for the whole of our society and our economy. The new Age Discrimination Commissioner will need to continue to lead the cultural and attitudinal change seniors so desperately need. At COTA NT we are confident Dr Patterson will be an excellent advocate for the rights, wellbeing and contributions of senior Australians. Dr Patterson will succeed present Commissioner Susan Ryan AO in August. Darwins only accredited mobile nursing and home support service Darwin: 08 8927 2756 Katherine: 08 8972 2918 AgedCare,DisabilityCare,CoordinatedCare,WorkCoverCare, MentalHealth OwnedbyNurses Locallyownedandoperatedfor15years HighratiosofRegisteredandEnrolledNurses NTTelstrabusinessawardFinalist www.goldenglownursing.com.au Now you have a choice! WITH OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE BUILDING HOMES FOR DARWIN FAMILIES CHOOSE OVERLANDER HOMES AND RELAX OPE N HOM E IN ZUC COL I OVERLANDER HOMES Call Adam Calder today on 0417 303 025 Phone: 8932 6613 Email: sales.overlander@gmail.com 6 Beresford Rd, Yarrawonga www.overlanderhomes.com.au OVERLANDER HOMES ZUCCOLI PDE LA M B R IC K C R O S B Y FOLLINGTON Q U A LITY HOM ES BUILDIN G 20YEARS OPE N S ATU RDA Y 10A M 4PM PRO SHOP DRIVING RANGE MINI GOLF GOLF CARTS FUNCTIONS VENUE BAR & CLUB HOUSE GARDENS ROAD (IN THE CITY) 08 8981 6365 www.gardensparkgolfl inks.com.au 6:30AM 7:00PM 2 players for the price of one TWO FOR TUESDAY DEAL 2 players, 1 golf cart only $40 WACKY WEDNESDAY DEAL One complimentary beverage for green fee players after a round of golf THIRSTY THURSDAY DEAL 12 COMMUNITY TUESDAY MAY 24 2016 Taking on fight for our rights Former Liberal minster Dr Kay Patterson has been appointed as the new age discrimination commissioner