ageing population

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Professor Mari Velonaki is the Director of the Creative Robotics Lab at UNSW Art & Design. Her research is in social robotics that can assist humans, including autistic children and the elderly.

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Australia’s ageing population is projected to slow labour force growth, reduce national income and tax revenue but we aren’t in the dark, yet.

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There are definite steps G20 countries should take immediately to cope with ageing populations, says a taskforce advising the group.

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The acclaimed author Christos Tsiolkas and UNSW academic and filmmaker Mary Zournazi are crafting a play that digs deeply into key challenges accompanying our ageing population. 

Professor James Nazroo, Grand Challenge Inequality

The University of Manchester's Professor James Nazroo will ask for action to solve inequalities affecting older people when he delivers a free public lecture at UNSW tonight.

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The trend to a longer life and an older population means Australia faces a major demographic change. We need to implement coping policies now, writes John Piggott. 

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Time will tell if the Productivty Commission’s assessment on lifting the retirement age will galvanise constructive debate and action, writes Rafal Chomik. 

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Older workers have enormous value, but it remains to be seen what their health and disability profiles will be and which employers will reap the benefits of population ageing, writes Rafal Chomik. 

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Retiring should be happening later, not earlier, and and we should use the policy levers we have to make this happen, writes John Piggott.