Funding Australia's retirement

Funding Australia's retirement

Sep 4
The Federal Government's Intergenerational Report predicted the number of working-age Australians for every person aged over 65 will almost halve in the next 40 years. To that end, CEDA's next research report will focus on retirement income policy and discuss the economic impacts of Australia's ageing population.


Tim Shanahan, Chairman, WA Super
Patricia Faulkner AO, Former Chair of the Board, Superpartners
Dr David Knox, Senior Partner, Mercer

Event overview

Even though Australia’s superannuation system is yet to mature, concerns about the costs associated with supporting our ageing population, particularly the aged pension, continue to mount.

While recent conversations have focussed on changing  the retirement age, taxation concessions and means testing, what remains unclear is whether government should be playing a bigger role in helping Australians to plan and save for retirement.

Join CEDA as we seek to uncover better retirement income policy to not only address concerns around the costs of an ageing population, but also to provide a more prosperous life for retiring Australians. This event will discuss questions including:

  • What is the current role of government in the retirement income system, and is this sufficient?
  • Where are the weaknesses in the current retirement income system structures and policies?
  • What can Australia learn from other countries facing the same challenges of an ageing population?

All guests will receive a complimentary copy of the report, The super challenge of retirement income policy.

Meet the keynote speaker

Tim Shanahan
Chairman, WA Super

Meet the speakers

Patricia Faulkner AO
Former Chair of the Board, Superpartners

Dr David Knox
Senior Partner, Mercer

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