Category Archives: Explore The Issues

We can no longer deny that there are communities in Queensland where this is so. In the last five years, as OPSO has travelled Queensland, we have repeatedly reported the problems and in some cases we have helped to change things. But these problems are nationwide, not statewide. We need to look at some answers. […]

Issues Paper: Seniors agree that ageing in place be accepted at all levels. But our definition is very different. In discussions about breaking the age care barrier  the Commonwealth Bureau of Statistics reveal that only 5-7% of the ageing population end up in nursing homes. We are concerned about the remaining 95%. Concerns Increasing early […]

One of the most recent initiatives from the Commonwealth Government and its Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation {on which OPSO is a member} is the recent Investing in Experience event which brought together a cross section of employers. The event focused on harnessing the skills and experience of older workers to help meet increasing […]

Sex and age Individual attributes such as sex and age are most likely predictors of fear of crime, with age being less accurate than sex. Social disorder is the other major predictor. Neighbourhood structure and social processors have being found to be far less important in relation to fear of crime, although they are relevant […]