Publications

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Working beyond 65 – what’s realistic?

The influence of health on longer working lives Despite Australians living longer than ever before, the ageing of the population means that the burden of chronic illness in society is increasing. To cope with the fiscal challenges of an...
Jan 2014
Productive Ageing Centre
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Where Will I Live as I Age?

Senior Australians’ Needs and Concerns about Future Housing and Living Arrangements One important aspect of the wellbeing of mature age Australians is their ability to, where possible, remain living independently in adequate and...
Dec 2012
National Seniors Australia
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What Next? Workforce Transitions and Retirement Planning Among Australian Pre-Retirees

Over the previous 12 months, much work has been conducted on the workforce behaviour of mature age Australians. Both the Government’s Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation and the Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior...
Oct 2012
National Seniors Australia
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Understanding Senior Australians and their Communities

Local communities play an important role in the wellbeing of senior Australians. Communities can act as a form of social support for people who experience a distressing life event, such as loss of a spouse. More generally, living in a...
Jul 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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The Role of Financial Literacy & Financial Adviser Anxiety in Older Australians’ Advice Seeking

The future financial security of senior Australians will be influenced by the effectiveness of their financial plans. Key to ensuring this goal is the financial literacy of the individual, as well as their access to appropriate...
Jan 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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The Retirement Quiz

What do we need to enjoy a successful retirement?  In 2010, the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre launched the Healthy Ageing Quiz – to provide practical tips to assist with ageing well. This quiz focused on a broad...
Nov 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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The mundanities of life: Older consumers' views from the National Seniors Social Survey

Our nation is getting older. In 2015 there were over 7.8 million over 50s in Australia, constituting 33% of the population. By 2033 there will be 11.3 million, an increase of 46%. Older Australians are an increasingly financially powerful...
Jul 2016
Productive Ageing Centre
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The Future of Aged Care in Australia

Providing for quality care in later life is a key concern of Australians as they age. In a survey of 801 Australians aged 50 and over conducted by National Seniors Australia earlier this year, 74% of respondents said aged care was an ...
Sep 2010
National Seniors Australia
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The Elephant in the Room: Age Discrimination in Employment

There is no doubt that older workers make a massive contribution to Australia’s economy. An earlier report released by the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre, Still Putting In, showed that older workers contributed $59.6 billion a year...
Apr 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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The Centrelink Experience: From ‘waiting, frustrating, hopeless’ to ‘helpful, friendly, positive’

National Seniors Australia regularly gathers data about how older Australians are faring across many areas of service access and general wellbeing through surveys, policy forums and qualitative interviews. The intent of this research is to raise...
Jun 2018
National Seniors Australia
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