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It is expected that by 2056 one in four people living in Australia will be over the age of 65 and 1.8 million of them will be over 85.
What this means has been the subject of much public debate and this year’s Federal Budget includes a number of measures that ask significant sacrifices of older Australians to manage this future. COTA Australia sees the need for a more integrated approach.
This forum will bring together the key thinkers, in this space, to focus on how ready Australia is to harness the potential and meet the challenge of our rapidly ageing society.
COTA Australia’s National Policy Forum 2014
Tuesday 22 July 2014
National Press Club, Canberra
9am to 5pm
Travers McLeod, CEO, Centre for Policy Development
Other key speakers include:
Dr Kathleen Brasher
Kate Carnell AO, CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
John Daley, CEO Grattan Institute
Richard Denniss, Executive Director, The Australia Institute
Prof Graeme Hugo, University of Adelaide
Emily Millane, Principal Research Fellow, Per Capita
Mike Woods, Deputy Chair, Productivity Commission
Ian Yates AM, CE COTA Australia
For more information visit the COTA Australia website