“Population and ageing: disaster or triumph?”

Following the SPA AGM held in Adelaide on the 7th March this year (2015) the organisers ‘treated’ the public and the assembled members to a symposium titled “Population and Ageing: Disaster or Triumph?” Three speakers, Dr Katharine Betts, Dr. Jane O’Sullivan and Associate Professor Philip Lawn delivered powerful presentations examining the current debate on population aging.

The Powerpoint presentations accompanying each talk have been made available by each speaker and are attached here as PDF’s and links ae provided to the video presentations of each. You are encourged to download for use in personal research.

Ageing is a population issue: report – 22 July 2010

The ageing of Australia must be considered when determining appropriate immigration levels and government policy for a sustainable population, a new report says. Article Link:

Big Australia is a taxing problem but one we must get a grip of

Bernard Salt arguing that we need to grow in order to support future pensioners. see: with a quote from Nick Minchin: “We all know that the ageing of the population is not amenable to change by dint of the immigration policy because immigrants by and large come in at an age profile not dissimilar …

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Population aging: A human triumph 12th July 2010

Population aging is an impressive achievement that has greatly improved the quality and length of human life. However, it will require sometimes-painful social and economic adjustments to the expected future demographic realities, as Joseph Chamie, former director of the UN Population Division, explains. Article Link:

Immigration no cure-all for the country’s ageing population

AFTER climate change, the ageing of the population is Australia’s largest long-term challenge. So whatever other concerns we have about rapid population growth, at least we can be grateful that it is helping to reduce the problem of increasing numbers of aged people being supported by a shrinking proportion of taxpayers. Article Link:

Population ageing and sustainability in china: comparisons with Australia

This paper analyses population ageing and sustainability in China with a reference to Australia in the purpose of providing some valuable knowledge and lessons for achieving China’s sustainability. Paper presented at ACESA 2006 International Conference Emerging China: Internal Challenges and Global Implications 13-14 July 2006 Victoria University Conference Centre Level 12, 300 Flinders St, Melbourne …

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More people plan to work till they drop

The global financial crisis has sparked a huge increase in the number of Australians who plan to work till they drop — and caused tens of thousands of retired Australians to return to work. Article Link:

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