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22    Employment—Older Australians

Senator Day, also on behalf of Senators Lazarus, Leyonhjelm and Wang, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 941—That the Senate—

    (a)   recognises the untapped potential of Australians over the age of 65;

    (b)   notes that Australia ranks 13th in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] for workforce participation of people aged over 65;

     (c)   acknowledges that raising mature age workforce participation will add tens of billions of dollars to Australia’s gross domestic product; and

    (d)   in the national interest, calls on the Government to remove the barriers and obstacles to the workforce participation of older Australians.

Statements by leave : Senators Day and Siewert, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.