On 28 September 2017, in the lead up to International day of the Older Person on 1 October, The Benevolent Society launched The Drivers of Ageism report.
The audience heard from CEO of The Benevolent Society, Jo Toohey; Age Discrimination Commissioner, The Hon Dr Kay Patterson; and social commentator, Jane Caro on why it was important not just to understand the impacts of ageism on older Australians, but also to unpick the attitudes and beliefs that lead to ageist behaviours.
Watch the Drivers of Ageism - EveryAGE Counts launch video
A seven minute video about the research findings was produced and screened at the launch. It features interviews with CEO of The Benevolent Society, Jo Toohey, Age Discrimination Commissioner, The Hon Dr Kay Patterson, and social commentator, Jane Caro, as well as with many ordinary Australians of different ages.
Watch the speeches from the launch event video
View or download video recordings of the speeches given at the launch event:
- Jo Toohey's speech available here.
- The Hon. Dr Kay Patterson's speech available here.
- Jane Caro's speech available here.
Read the research
The research is outlined in more detail on the EveryAGE Counts website here.