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Hi Emily, good question. We are not aware of any ‘official’ terminology. ‘Older people’, ‘older adults’ or ‘older Australians’ appear to be the more commonly used terms when referring to people aged 65 years and older. I am aware, however, that the term “elderly” is regarded as demeaning or ageist by some, so would suggest avoiding using that term. The Attorney-General’s Department website has more information about protecting the rights of older Australians that you may find helpful: https://www.ag.gov.au/ElderAbuseNationalPlan . There is also helpful information and resources available relating to age discrimination on the Australian Human Rights Commission website: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/age-discrimination
Adam Dean