CPA Australia recently ran an article on the prevalence of age discrimination in their business magazine INTHEBLACK (01 Sept 2018) .
You may be as surprised as I was to learn that:
“Some of the biggest businesses in the world perpetuate these negative biases. There are multinational accounting firms in Australia that mandate partners retire at 58 or 60 – unless the CEO makes an exception.”
On a positive note, the article identified that CPA Australia has two Third Age Network (TAN) groups, in Melbourne and Sydney. TAN groups offer members the opportunity to network, mentor younger CPA Australia members, and promote issues of interest to the Third Age constituency at workshops, discussion groups and luncheons. TAN membership is open to CPA Australia members aged 55 and older.
For more information about TAN groups, visit cpaaustralia.com.au/nextphase