Ageing with Dignity
Older people must be at the centre of community life and be treated as gifted and valued citizens until the end of life.
Michael Balkow argues that compassion and respect for the autonomy of those with terminal illnesses requires change in the law to enable assisted suicide.
Asking Better Questions
Lindsay Tighe believes that if we make some simple changes to the way we communicate with each other, we enable human potential and capability to be released.
Individualised Funding: Implications for Family Carers
A report commissioned by Mind Australia to find out how carers experienced similar schemes to the NDIS, when they were introduced internationally.
Calderdale's Guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
Calderdale Council have produced a guide for Individual Service Funds (ISFs) which describes their benefits to citizens in clear and accessible English.
Next Steps on Inclusion
Simon Duffy wonders why progress to inclusion seems to have stalled and sets out the case for personalised support.
Caring for Older People is Not a Wicked Problem
Sarah Taylor explains why ageing and the 'problems' associated with care for older people are not so much 'wicked problems' but functions of faulty thinking.
Mervyn Eastman talks with Simon Duffy about growing older, the meaning of citizenship and the challenges facing the welfare state and society today.
Citizenship in an Ageing Society
In the short essay Simon Duffy summarises the argument of his Sir Keith Wilson Oration at the 2014 Australian Association of Gerontology.
Mythology and Getting Old
In this film for "We Chose To Climb" 2015 Terry Lynch explores some of the dangerous mythologies of old age.
John O'Brien describes cogworld - the strange assumptions of systems to commodify, regulate and manage care.
Show Some Emotion
Civitas Vera explores why institutional abuse is so often followed by responses that don't make the necessary difference.
Dementia Is Everyone's Business
Chris Moon-Willems explains why understanding and supporting people with dementia to live well is relevant to all of us.