3.1 A coordinated policy response is needed to address barriers to the participation of mature age persons in the Australian labour market. The development of a National Mature Age Workforce Participation Plan would guide reform and action and provide a framework for a national whole-of-government and community approach to address the barriers to participation identified in this and other reports. In this chapter the ALRC recommends the development of a National Plan and suggests that the Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing, or a similar body, should lead its development.