Ageing

Age will weary us as federal government debt rises

THE commonwealth budget is in danger of going directly from the deficit caused by the financial crisis to one caused by ageing of the population without ever seeing a surplus. David Uren From: The Australian November 23, 2009 12:00AM Article Link:http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/age-will-weary-us-as-federal-government-debt-rises/story-e6frg8zx-1225801835308

The right cause, but wrong effect

AGEING and immigration have been top order political issues in this country for some time. But in the years to come their significance will become even greater and the policy implications of how to manage each issue will become even more far-reaching.Peter van Onselen, Contributing editor From: The Australian January 16, 2010 12:00AM Article Link:

Planning for an aging population

AS debate continues over the impact of an ageing population following the release of the Federal Government’s intergenerational report, a North Coast council has already begun planning how to care for and tap into the benefits of an older population. The Coffs Coast Advocate, Kira Love 22-02-2010 Article Link:

The 2010 intergenerational report

An ageing population, escalating pressures in the health system and climate change pose long-term challenges for Australia’s economic growth, living standards and government finances. The Treasury’s Long Term Demographic and Economic projects for Australia 1st February 2010 Article Link: http://www.treasury.gov.au/igr/igr2010/

Nurses say aged care package will worsen crisis – April 12

Nurses have rejected Labor’s $739 million aged-care package, declaring it will make a bad situation even worse because there is no new funding for additional nurses. The package includes funding for 5000 aged-care places and millions for additional GP care for the elderly. Article Link: