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Issue 2 topics include:
3. Ageing and Employment Policies, Australia
The OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee initiated a thematic review of policies which aim to improve labour market prospects for older workers. The policies reviewed covered both supply-side and demand-side aspects. The report on Australia is one in a series of around 20 OECD country reports that will be published as part of the older workers thematic review.
Each country report analyses the main existing barriers to the employment of older people and assesses the effectiveness of policies in removing these barriers. The reports also present a set of recommendations on measures that government and social partners should implement.
The Executive Summary is available from the OECD web site at <www.oecd.org/dataoecd/30/47/35050252.pdf>.
4. National Community Services Information Strategic Plan 2005–2009 (AIHW cat. no. AUS 68)
This plan was released by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) in December 2005. It provides an overview of the national community services information system and sets clear directions for the future. It highlights emerging challenges as well as future work priorities for the National Community Services Information Management Group (NCSIMG).
The plan is available from the AIHW web site <www.aihw.gov.au>.
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