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'Age apartheid' thrives as Gov's older worker policy fails : Comments

By Malcolm King, published 8/3/2016

A decade of older worker initiatives by the Australian Government have failed through poor planning, shoddy implementation and a chronic lack of promotion.

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THe problems are, you can't put an old head on young shoulders, testosterone overload impatience, subsequent heavy hands and the deliberately designed destruction of the extended family!

And the fact that thirty somethings are intellectually incapable of putting themselves in the fifty something shoes they themselves will fill someday!

Perhap instead of rewarding equal treatment with tax breaks and what have you, we should penalize patent age apartheid with tax penalties?

Suppose being able to claim business expenses against income for the purpose of minimising tax, was only available to those whose workforce was more than 20% older workers, and not in junior positions, but senior positions that used/incorporated their experience, mature judgment and PR experience?
Posted by Rhrosty, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 9:11:23 AM
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