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Tackling the issues that confront 45+ experienced professionals looking for work or wanting to start a business

The federal budget has been criticised for its lack of support for older workers. In particular, questions have been raised about the impact of the wage subsidy for younger people on the chances of mature workers remaining in, and finding work. What has been overlooked in the debate is what the loss of experience in the workforce might mean for the economy.
Midlife, as a life stage, now spans more than 30 years. It is a time of life when we navigate some of life's great challenges. Researchers suggest midlifers need more support to develop resilience but especially a growth mindset to help us live our best lives.
As we live longer, healthier lives, the idea of retirement as a concept is being called into question. In this blog we look at whether it is time to 'retire retirement'.
Mature-aged entrepreneurs are the fastest growing segment of enterpreneurship in Australia. Older workers have great networks and experience, which are critical to starting a new business. Could now be a good time to take the plunge?
There's nothing like a crisis to help us find new purpose in our lives. Developing purpose has implications for long term health outcomes and psychological well-being. Covid-19 can have an upside by giving us time for reflection to find new purpose in our lives.
Covid-19 has been responsible for some interesting innovations in the way we work. With mature-aged workers among the worst affected by the pandemic, these new models of work may provide opportunities to this cohort at a time when they need them most.

Book Reviews

Books we love about work, transitions and life long learning


The 100 Year Life

The 100-Year Life is a book about what happens when many people across the world live to 100. So, if you are under 100, it’s a book about you, and how you can plan your life. But it’s also about the society we live in, with strong messages for Government and HR departments about how they view work and ageing…Read more

Rethink Your Career

Mentor, career and business start up consultant, Joanna Maxwell’s book is well worth the read. For those looking to reinvent themselves and change career, or those looking for work after being made redundant this book gives you the tools to discover, map out and realise your goals as a mature-age worker…Read more

Wiser: The Definitive Guide to Starting a Business After the Age of 50

There is plenty of information out there about starting a business if you want to troll through the internet. What we love about this E- book is that it brings all the elements together in one place in quite a unique way. Each chapter is based on an interview with an expert in the field of the issue…Read more


Bringing you the latest in national and international media and commentary on issues of interest

to experienced professionals and SeniorPreneurs


Over 55? This company wants to give you an internship

This is the indispensable skill that will future-proof your career


What Baby Boomers can learn from millenials


The latest research on the changing face of work and senior entrepreneurship in Australia


National Prevalence Survey of Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Greenstone ASIA Senior Workplace Survey

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National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability

New Project

Guidelines For An Outcome Based Trial - Raising Productivity And Engagement

Work in Retirement: Myths and Motivations

The Emergence of Long Life Learning

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