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A raft of aged care experts say the 'Carnell Report' has missed the point, and the focus needs to be on staffing ratios and training.
Morning Report put together a panel of under 45s to talk about the new policy to increase the age of entitlement for the pension from 65 to 67.
On the panel: Maori political commentator Morgan Godfrey (25), political blogger and director at Piko Consulting...
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...
A parliamentary inquiry into elder abuse is being established in South Australia, something the Council on the Ageing says is long overdue. A specialist lawyer in elder law says while the inquiry may address community attitudes and policy, the criminal justice system also needs to...
Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, steps down this week after five years in the job. Ryan is frustrated at the slowness of workplaces in adjusting to the reality of an ageing population.
A new report by accountancy giant, Price Waterhouse Coopers, calculates...
By 2050 a quarter of our population will be over sixty-five but we'll be living longer and with different expectations of life in our latter years. We explore the options of how to live and where to live beyond the conventional choices of downsizing the...
This podcast episode discusses the characteristics of people identified as having dementia or Alzheimer's disease in the 2009 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Caring.
Australian Social Trends (AST) podcasts bring you short, easy listening highlights from the Australian Bureau of...
One in four Australians will be over the age of 65 by 2050 and we need to prepare for the social and economic effects of such a population shift.
Encouraging people to delay retirement and to work longer is one way to reduce the...
More seniors are texting, e-mailing and using Facebook. They say social media helps them stay connected to family.
Host Michel Martin talks with grandmothers Barbara Graham and Denise Crenshaw about how they got plugged in. Grandparents.Com editor Ellen Breslau also joins the conversation....
The Federal Government is planning big changes to compulsory superannuation. It wants to lift the contribution rate from 9% to 12% and it's introducing MySuper, a simplified, low-cost investment option which is meant to meet the needs of most Australian workers who choose...