Funding retirement

Funding retirement

Sep 17
For three decades our ageing population has been a cause for concern for Australian governments. The expected rising costs in health and aged care, social services and the age pension are confronting.


Patricia Pascuzzo, Executive Director, Committee for Sustainable Retirement Incomes
Dr Diana Warren, Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Event overview

The latest Intergenerational Report predicts the number of working age persons for every person over 65 will almost halve over the next 40 years. But are we right to assume a role for the government in helping Australians plan and save for retirement?

CEDA’s examination of the economic impacts of Australia's ageing population The super challenge of retirement income policy examines:

  • The three pillars of our current system, private savings, compulsory superannuation and the age pension;
  • The history of government support for retirement in Australia;
  • Market failure and the retirement income system; 
  • Alternatives to the current retirement income system; and
  • Living asset-poor in retirement. 

Join senior leaders from across sectors, report contributors, policy makers and analysts at the release of the research report. Discuss the complex considerations of funding Australia’s retirement, the sustainability of our current retirement income system and how the needs of our ageing population will best be met. All attendees will receive a copy of CEDA’s The super challenge of retirement income policy research report. 

Meet the speakers

Patricia Pascuzzo
Executive Director, Committee for Sustainable Retirement Incomes

Patricia Pascuzzo has worked with Australian Treasury, the OECD and IMF and co-authored the 1997 Financial System Inquiry Report. She has since advised government funds, sovereign wealth, pension, superannuation funds and contributed to the establishment of the Australian Future Fund.

Dr Diana Warren
Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Dr Diana Warren is an economist whose work spans complex policy problems from retirement decision making to early childhood education. Her research focuses on use of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia.

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