3 hendy ifa prague - older drivers and rights

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3 hendy ifa prague - older drivers and rights

  1. 1. IFA 11th Global Conference PragueOlder Driver – Human Rights
  2. 2. • Australia is ageist• Age and capacity linked in our thinking
  3. 3. • Older people experience age discrimination in many ways• Manifests in all facets of life : health services employment public attitude
  4. 4. • 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
  5. 5. • COTA hearing from older people on discrimination• Commission partnered the work• Driving stories
  6. 6. • COTA & VEOHRC developed survey• 200+ older driver stories• Interviews by Commission • Police • Road (Licensing) authority • Medical Association
  7. 7. • 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
  8. 8. Outcomes•Report to state government•Review approaches ofgovernment institutions?•Public awareness/campaign on discrimination

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