Dec 4, 2013

Five ways our ageing population will help the economy

Our ageing population will present challenges. But former Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing chairman Everald Compton says the demographic shift presents plenty of positive opportunities if you know where to look.

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The Australian government is asleep at the wheel in planning to meet the greatest generational revolution of all time — our rapidly ageing population. It is mind-boggling that we do not have a minister for ageing, and the government has sacked its Advisory Panel on Ageing (and me as its chairman) in an act of sheer vandalism.

But what should the government be doing to manage the greying of Australia and turn it into a positive? Here are five suggestions.

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  1. Salamander

    Excellent article.

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