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2nd Seniors Sentiment Index

National Seniors Australia, again in partnership with Challenger, is pleased to release the findings from the 2nd Seniors Sentiment Index. Read the first Seniors Sentiment Index report here. The latest release of the Index allows us to track...
Feb 2014
National Seniors Australia
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3rd Seniors Sentiment Index

National Seniors Australia, again in partnership with Challenger, is pleased to release the findings from the 3rd Seniors Sentiment Index. The latest release of the Index allows us to track changes in the wellbeing of Australia’s seniors in the...
Aug 2015
National Seniors Australia
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4th Seniors Sentiment Index

The Seniors Sentiment Index is a summary measure of how older Australians (5o years and over) view different aspects of their lives. The Index is calculated based on self-assessments of financial, health and social wellbeing and is complemented...
Sep 2016
National Seniors Australia
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A Carrot and a Big Stick

Understanding Private Health Insurance and Older Australians Healthy and productive ageing rests considerably upon timely and affordable access to health care. In the near future, expenditure on health care is expected to rise as...
Oct 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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A juggling act: Older carers and paid work in Australia

This report presents the latest evidence in Australia on the issues facing older carers who are in the workforce or would like to be working. The number of mature age Australians balancing work and informal caring roles will increase in the future...
Dec 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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A Little Help from My Friends: Getting good advice in the Information Age

When the Beatles wrote “With a Little Help from My Friends” in 1967, they weren’t thinking about health and retirement advice, yet family and friends have always been a trusted source of information. Since the sixties, information delivery has been...
Jan 2018
National Seniors Australia
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A squeeze on spending? An update on household living costs

An update on household living costs for senior Australians A 2011 National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC) research report into the costs of living found that water, electricity, gas, medical services and rent had all risen at more than...
Oct 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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A widening gap: The financial benefits of delaying retirement

The Australian Government is seeking to encourage people to work past the age of 65 in order to maximise their retirement savings. Even though there is an important relationship between people working past the age of 65 and wealth accumulation,...
Nov 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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Age Discrimination in the Labour Market

Experiences and Perceptions of Mature Age Australians Increasing mature age employment participation can have benefits for Australian workplaces, the Australian economy, and for mature age people themselves. However, discrimination against workers...
Jun 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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Ageing and the Barriers to Mature Age Labour Force Participation in Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) projects that, between 2011 and 2020, the number of persons aged 50 and over in Australia will increase by more than 22 per cent. By 2050, the number aged 50 and over will have increased by over 80...
Dec 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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