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This study stems from the Australian Government’s response to the recommendations of the 2014 Financial System Inquiry (the FSI). The FSI found that the superannuation system was not operationally efficient due to a lack of price-based competition in the sector, with the result that potential...
Housing forms a large part of the Australian economy and is an integral part of people’s wellbeing. In addition to serving a basic human need for physical shelter, contributing to physical and psychological health and emotional security, it is a key determinant of people’s wealth...
This report is a detailed analysis of two aspects of superannuation policy affecting the post-retirement phase:What might happen if the age that individuals can access their superannuation (the 'preservation age') were raised? Is the way people draw down their superannuation, and in particular,...
This report examines the effects of ageing on economic output (underpinned by changes in population, participation and productivity) and the resulting implications for government budgets were current policy settings to be maintained.
Key points:Australia's population will both grow strongly and become...
Compulsory superannuation is a core element of Australia's retirement income system.
In May 2009, the Government commissioned an independent review into the governance, efficiency, structure and operation of Australia’s superannuation system (the Cooper Review). The Cooper Review provided its final report to Government on...
This report sets out a series of proposals to deal with weaknesses and challenges in the aged care system and promote higher quality care.
The aged care system is difficult to navigate, the quantity of services is limited, quality can be variable, there are...
This issues paper is part of an inquiry developing detailed options for restructuring Australia's aged care system to ensure it can meet the challenges facing it in coming decades.
Specifically, the Commission has been asked by the federal government to:
• systematically examine...
The ageing of Australia’s population will call for the provision of aged care services to much larger numbers of people over the next few decades. Services will also need to meet the challenges posed by the increasing diversity of older people in terms of their...
This Productivity Commission research report examines the productivity, labour supply and fiscal implications of likely demographic trends over the next forty years, to further improve understanding of the challenges and opportunities resulting from an ageing Australia.
Released with the report were eleven technical papers...
This review considers what works to support carers of older people with dementia to prevent or delay entry into residential aged care. It adopts a rigorous and systematic approach to identify and appraise the evidence, aiming to inform dementia policy.