The BCA strongly supports initiatives that encourage the full economic and social participation of all Australians.
We also subscribe to the core principle that regulation is never the best way to deal with major public policy challenges.
This submission outlines why the BCA considers that full economic and social participation of older Australians is best achieved by the supporting the following three strategies:
- educational strategies and selling the benefits of older workers to employers.
- high-performing, collaborative workplaces that give businesses the flexibility they need to stay competitive and employees the flexibility to work in different ways to balance their personal lives and needs
- removing all legislated age restrictions, unless the costs of removing the age restriction outweigh the benefits.