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3 hendy ifa prague - older drivers and rights 3 hendy ifa prague - older drivers and rights Presentation Transcript

  • IFA 11th Global Conference PragueOlder Driver – Human Rights
  • • Australia is ageist• Age and capacity linked in our thinking
  • • Older people experience age discrimination in many ways• Manifests in all facets of life : health services employment public attitude
  • • Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission• Human Rights Charter 2002 • Positive duty to take reasonable & proportionate measures tp prevent discrimination, including on the basis of ageing
  • • COTA hearing from older people on discrimination• Commission partnered the work• Driving stories
  • • COTA & VEOHRC developed survey• 200+ older driver stories• Interviews by Commission • Police • Road (Licensing) authority • Medical Association
  • • Licenses being reduced to 3yrs from 10 at 75 years, no known issue• 200+ older driver stories• Interviews by Commission • Police • Road (Licensing) authority • Medical Association
  • Outcomes•Report to state government•Review approaches ofgovernment institutions?•Public awareness/campaign on discrimination