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Fifield: consumers should drive market

Should government be a policeman or a banker when it comes to aged care? That’s the question the assistant minister for social services posed at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event yesterday. “What are the expectations we ...

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Turning grey into gold

The rapid ageing of the population is an alarming development but with the right planning and technology it can be a chance for tremendous growth and gains for all. By Everald Compton People are growing older and many fear old ...

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ACSA forum puts workforce front and centre

How will Australia get the staff to look after the elderly population? Should migration be increased? Should there be an increase in spending on education and support? Should more money be put into developing good leadership in the sector? These ...

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Seniors safer, less wealthy here than overseas

Australia lags behind many Western European and other countries in income security for seniors. The information comes from HelpAge International’s Global AgeWatch Index, which ranks 96 countries according to the wellbeing of older people. Australia’s pension coverage amongst people age 65 ...

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LASA: unified voice speaks loudest

The old political mantra of united we stand divided we fall still holds true. Any organisation – be it corporate or, particularly, membership-based – achieves greater success when it is unified and focused on common goals or operational targets. Leading Age Services ...

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Blueprint for positive ageing

Members of the abolished Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing have published a document detailing policy options for an ageing Australia. Blueprint for an Ageing Australia makes proposals surrounding economic development, health, technology, transport, urban design and housing. National Seniors acting chief executive ...

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The issue of our age

Australia’s population is growing older at a faster rate than ever before, so experts are sounding off now on the best ways to manage this unprecedented demographic shift. By Angela Tufvesson.  Experts in aged care and public policy came together ...

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