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Missing Voices

Andrew Jakubowicz, Jeremy Eccles and Inge Rheinberger (Image: Supplied/Private Media)

Missing Voices: We're not little children, let us live our lives

Crikey's older readers share their experiences of the pandemic, including feeling 'locked up', and seeing their dreams slip away.

Bill Wallace (left) and Ivor Undara (Images: Supplied)

Missing Voices: Losing our last good years to the pandemic

Putting everyone over 70 in the same category ignores older Australians' lived experiences, their individual situations and their plans for the future.

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Missing Voices: Dealing with grief and staying connected in these times

How older Australians are dealing with grief, loss and staying connected during the pandemic.

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Australia's elderly are looking to the future, and you should too

What do the events of this year mean for future generations, and how will things change for the aged population? Our older readers weigh in.

Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

It's wrong for Brendan Murphy to keep COVID-positive aged care homes a secret

Elderly Australians have the right to know which aged care homes have had an outbreak of COVID-19.

Missing Voices: The pandemic is an opportunity to learn and gain perspective

If there's a bright side to the outbreak of COVID-19, older readers say it's an opportunity for profound change and development.

COVID-19 Clinic at Royal Perth Hospital (Image: AAP/Richard Wainwright)

Missing Voices: WA's hard border is only a stay of execution

Even in WA, with its tough border restrictions, older readers fear they will succumb to COVID-19.

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We're scared of aged care, but there is a silver lining

Crikey's older readers share their fears (and some positives) about the pandemic and the lockdown.

Author Jackie French (Image: Wikimedia)

Our weapons against the disease are kindness and quarantine

I am not scared for myself in this pandemic, just cautious, concerned. But I am desperately scared for our youth, and for our planet.

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We stand in debt to younger Australians

A 73-year-old doctor on his 'early' retirement, and why older Australians owe a great debt to young people.

There are 10 articles in Missing Voices