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Can Australia cope with a growing life expectancy?

22 Feb 2017
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The life expectancy for people living in the developed world continues to rise, with South Korean women soon expected to live, on average, beyond 90 years. Odds are also good for Australians, with a life expectancy of 84 years by 2030.

In Australia, the increase in life expectancy is being driven by a cut in smoking, a lowering of blood pressure, and improvements to road safety.

But experts also warn that as people are expected to live for longer, for at least the foreseeable future, that means adequate social and health structures must be put in place.

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