Explorations Series: Older Workers - Rights, Innovation and Inclusion

Start: 13th Feb 2018 6:00pm
End: 13th Feb 2018 8:00pm

Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Albury-Wodonga  will be hosting an Exploration Series public lecture by The Honourable Dr Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner on Tuesday 13 February 2018 from 6pm to 8pm .

Refreshments will follow the event and registrations will be required by Monday 12 February 2018 .

Cliff Blake Auditorium, Charles Sturt University Building 751, Albury-Wodonga Campus, Elizabeth Mitchell Drive., Thurgoona NSW 2640.

Cliff Blake Auditorium Foyer

Background about the event and the Honourable Dr Kay Patterson AO:
Dr Patterson began her current role as Age Discrimination Commissioner in July 2016, bringing to the role a strong involvement in issues affecting older people. She studied gerontology in USA and co-developed the first Victorian post-graduate diploma in gerontology. Her election to the Senate in 1987 led to her holding the Health and Social Security Portfolios before retiring from Cabinet in 2006 and from the Senate in 2008. In 2016 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

In her current role, Dr Patterson’s focus is on issues of  the rights of older workers, elder abuse and homelessness amongst older Australians.

The Explorations Series brings speakers from diverse disciplines to CSU campuses to share the latest ideas, thinking and opinions on contemporary social, scientific and cultural issues.

This lecture in the series will be co-hosted by Australian Association of Gerontology Albury Wodonga Rural Chapter and in association with John Richards Initiative: Research into Rural Ageing at La Trobe University.

The lecture will be of interest to students and staff of gerontology, human services and social justice, community health, business, justice and education and to members of the community working with or interested in issues impacting older people.

Venue / Address:
Charles Sturt University, CD Blake Auditorium Building 751, Albury-Wodonga Campus, Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, Thurgoona NSW 2640

Contact Phone: 02 6338 4200
Contact Email: Kieran Purvis