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Policy Dialogue on Mature Workers in Organisations

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Policy Dialogue on Mature Workers in Organisations: Emerging Policy Issues for a Productive Future

Date: 10 June 2021*

Time: 9:00 - 16:45 (AEST)

Venue: Molonglo Theatre, JG Crawford Building 132, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra


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Introduction

Jointly presented by CEPAR and the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, the Policy Dialogue brought together Australian and international experts, policymakers, industry representatives and researchers to consider current and future challenges of the ageing workforce.

Some of the topics for discussion included:

  • Workforce demographics: Shifts in mature workforce participation and employment
  • Policy contexts for a changing world: Regulatory context in Australia and innovations at the workplace level
  • International lessons and experiences
  • A healthy and high performing mature workforce: Inclusion, individualisation and integration strategies in Australian workplaces
  • COVID-19 and mature workers
  • Opportunities and challenges and responses for policy development and implementation

CEPAR has also published a new research brief - Tapping into Australia’s ageing workforce: Insights from recent research - which was launched at the Policy Dialogue on 10 June. The brief presents the newest research insights and trends about Australia’s ageing workforce. Read the research brief here.


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Video recordings

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Program 

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TIME (AEST)

Venue: Molonglo Theatre, ANU, Canberra (and online live-stream)

8:30 – 9:00

Arrival and Registration check-in

9:00 – 9:15

9:00 - 9:05

9:05 - 9:15

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

John Piggott AO, CEPAR Director, UNSW Sydney

Professor Sharon Bell AM, Interim Dean ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

9:15 – 10:30

 

MACRO CONTEXT

Chair: Warwick McKibbin AO, CEPAR Chief Investigator, Professor of Public Policy, CAMA Director, ANU

9:15– 9:35

 

Workforce demographics: Shifts in mature workforce participation and employment

Rafal Chomik, CEPAR Senior Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney

9:35 – 9:55

 

Policy contexts for a changing world: The regulatory context in Australia and innovations at the workplace level 

Marian Baird AO, CEPAR Chief Investigator, Professor of Gender and Employment Relations, The University of Sydney

9:55 – 10:10 Comments by Mark Cully, First Assistant Secretary, Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Division, Macroeconomic Group, The Treasury

10:10 – 10:30

Q&A session: Perspectives on mature workforce participation and employment

Mark Cully, First Assistant Secretary, Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Division, Macroeconomic Group, The Treasury

Marian Baird AO, CEPAR Chief Investigator, Professor of Gender and Employment Relations, The University of Sydney

Rafal Chomik, CEPAR Senior Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney

10:30 -11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 – 11:45

 

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SESSION

Chair: Marian Baird AO, CEPAR Chief Investigator, Professor of Gender and Employment Relations, The University of Sydney

11:00 – 11:30

 

International lessons and experiences

Linda Duxbury, Chancellor’s Professor, Management, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada

11:30 – 11:45

Q&A session

11:45 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:30

MICRO CONTEXT

Chair: Renée Fry-McKibbin, Professor of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

13:00 – 13:30

 

A healthy and high performing mature workforce: Inclusion, individualisation and integration strategies in Australian workplaces

Sharon Parker, CEPAR Chief Investigator, ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Curtin University

13:30 – 13:50

 

COVID-19 and mature workers

Daniela Andrei, CEPAR Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University
Jane Chong, CEPAR Research Fellow, Curtin University

13:50 – 14:05

Working Well, Working Wisely: How do we make longer working lives feasible and fair?

Christine Heyes LaBond, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University

14:05 – 14:20

Comments by Tim Rawlings, Director, Skills for Australia, PwC

14:20 – 14:30

Q&A session: Perspectives on the mature workforce

Tim Rawlings, Director, Skills for Australia, PwC

Sharon Parker, CEPAR Chief Investigator, ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Curtin University

Daniela Andrei, CEPAR Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University

Jane Chong, CEPAR Research Fellow, Curtin University

Christine Heyes LaBond, Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University

14:30 – 15:00

Afternoon Tea

15:00 – 15:30

 

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE

Chair: Sharon Parker, CEPAR Chief Investigator, ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Curtin University

15:00 – 15:20

 

Workplace interventions to support an ageing workforce: International lessons and evidence 

Donald Truxillo, CEPAR Associate Investigator, Professor, Department of Work and Employment Studies, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, UK

15:20 – 15:30

Q&A session

15:30 – 16:30

 

BRINGING THE MACRO/POLICY AND THE MICRO/PRACTICE TOGETHER - A PANEL SESSION

Chair: Marian Baird AO, CEPAR Chief Investigator, Professor of Gender and Employment Relations, The University of Sydney

The Hon Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Myra Hamilton, CEPAR Principal Research Fellow, Associate Professor, Business School, The University of Sydney

Sharon Parker, CEPAR Chief Investigator, ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Curtin University

John Piggott AO, CEPAR Director, Scientia Professor of Economics, UNSW Sydney

16:30

CLOSING REMARKS

Warwick McKibbin AO, CEPAR Chief Investigator, Professor of Public Policy, CAMA Director, ANU


Registration

Registration has closed. 

(1) registration for the on-site in person event, held in a COVIDsafe environment (places are limited as per the university and government advice)

(2) registration for the online live-stream


Information for the live-stream

If you are registering for the live-stream, the weblink with instructions on how to join will be sent via email a few days ahead of the event.

Information for the in person on-site event

If you are registering for the in person on-site event, you agree you have read the ANU guidance to help protect the health of yourself and others.

The event will be held in a COVIDSafe environment.

The following conditions apply on entry to the premises:

Visitors are not permitted to come on to ANU Campus on the day if they:

  • are unwell.

  • are experiencing any cold- or flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever, etc.).

  • have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results.

  • are required to self-isolate because they have had contact with someone with a proven or suspected case of COVID-19.

  • meet the criteria to complete a 14-day quarantine period as advised by ACT Health (you must quarantine for the full 14 days even if you get a negative test result).

All visitors to ANU campus venues must adhere to the following:

  • Follow COVID-safe measures (listed below)

  • Follow the instructions of ANU staff regarding COVID-safe protocol.

ANU COVID-safe measures

Hygiene

  • Wash and sanitise your hands regularly, especially after touching communal surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Also avoid close contact with colleagues and peers, such as handshakes and hugs.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, or cough into your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues into a bin immediately and wash your hands.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres from other people.

Isolate

Testing

  • Cold, flu and hay fever symptoms are now COVID-19 until proven otherwise.
  • If you get any symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath, get tested for COVID-19 immediately.

Stay informed

  • You don't have to obsessively follow the pandemic, but you do need to remain alert. Things can change quickly and when they do, we need to act immediately to ensure we get on top of things.
  • Stay in touch with the latest health advice in your area and respond when required. If you are on campus, make sure you are familiar with the ANU COVID-safe campus alert system.

Masks

Wearing a mask on campus is not mandatory at the current low risk level, but we encourage wearing a face covering when coming on to campus to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.


We appreciate that we are asking you to take a range of measures to help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect you and the community. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to hosting you.

* Note: The safety and wellbeing of participants is paramount to the Policy Dialogue committee. We acknowledge the ever-changing COVID-19 situation has created uncertainty, also in terms of future travel, both interstate and overseas. At this stage the event will take place with a mix of in-person and online participation in a COVIDsafe environment and subject to the COVID-19 caveat with regard to government and university restrictions in place at the time, however, if circumstances restrict this we will convert to an online event entirely. Should this occur, CEPAR will provide as much notice as possible.

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

Professor Marian Baird AO, CEPAR, The University of Sydney

Professor Sharon Parker, CEPAR, Curtin University

Rafal Chomik, CEPAR, UNSW Sydney

Daniel Dinale, CEPAR, The University of Sydney

Lisa Gulesserian, CEPAR, The University of Sydney

Lucinda Iles, CEPAR, Curtin University

Professor Warwick McKibbin AO, CEPAR, ANU

Scientia Professor John Piggott AO, CEPAR, UNSW Sydney

Alison Williams, CEPAR, The University of Sydney

Enquiries: Silke Weiss (Communications, Marketing and Events - CEPAR), s.weiss@unsw.edu.au, 02 9385 7359

Rossana Bastos Pinto (ANU), cama.admin@anu.edu.au

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Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 09:00
End date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 17:00
Location: 
Molonglo Theatre Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra