In addition to assessing the fiscal and economic challenges of an ageing population, this report also includes a comprehensive discussion on environmental challenges and social sustainability.
The report assesses the challenges Australia will face over the next 40 years, including an ageing population, escalating pressures on the health system, and the environmental and economic challenges of climate change.
This is the first Intergenerational Report of the Rudd government.
The Treasurer's speech to launch the report is available here.
Crikey's Bernard Keane outlines the main themes of the report here.