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Criticism of Fran Kelly's new gig Frankly drips with ageism — a stubborn form of discrimination we need to call out

The ABC's decision to appoint Fran Kelly as presenter of a new talk show was met with criticism that seemed to suggest she was past her use-by date and a "safe" choice.

Published: 18 October 2022
  • national
  • 18 October 2022
  • ABC

Diversity matters not just because any thriving society will include all because it's the right thing to do, but because it also delivers the best results — a range of perspectives, a plethora of lived experience and ideas.

Pitting the old against the young

But there appears to be a wink wink, nudge nudge acceptance of one particular form of discrimination in Australia that needs to be called out and strongly denounced: ageism.