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Budget 2015: Shrinking the Age Pension and retirement income

Following the 2015 Federal Budget, Professor Susan Thorp examines the proposed changes to the Age Pension, means testing and retirement income.
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Mature age employment opportunities: Professor John Freebairn

Following the release of the Intergenerational Report, Professor John Freebairn examines factors contributing to retirement decisions including government policy and mature age employment opportunities.
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Better understanding needed on why the aged care sector matters

Addressing issues affecting the aged care sector in Australia needs to start with a rethink around why the industry matters, according to the head of a taskforce charged with developing a strategy for growing and sustaining the aged care workforce. Read more…


Digital technologies set to break-down health barriers

Digital health innovations will be key in overcoming some of the challenges facing the future health system, Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon. Sussan Ley has told a CEDA audience in Canberra. Read more…


Experience is an asset, not a liability: Ashton Applewhite, anti-ageism activist

“Longer lives require us to work longer, to save more and yet age discrimination in the workforce is rampant,” anti-ageism activist and writer Ashton Applewhite has told a CEDA audience at an event in Adelaide. Read more…


Pension age rise a sensible response to demographic challenges

CEDA first proposed a rise in the pension age to 67 in an information paper by Dr David Knox, Pensions for Longer Life: Linking Australia's pension age with life expectancy (2007). CEDA's chief executive David Byers said the federal budget decision to increase the pension age not only reflected how the world is changing, but will boost the economy, encourage more people in the workforce and ease the tax bill that Australians will have to pay in the years ahead. Read more…


The business of age

Residential care for people with dementia is well over $1 billion a year to the Australian government, University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine, Curran Professor in Health Care of Older People, and Geriatrician, Professor Susan Kurrle has told a CEDA audience. Read more…


We need to prepare the economy for ageing population: Federal Treasurer

Federal Treasurer of Australia, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, told an audience in Sydney at CEDA’s 2019 Annual Dinner that we need to develop policies that respond to the pressures that the ageing population will place on our health, aged care and pension systems. Read more…