17 May 2013
Ageing and Care Commentary on the 2013-2014 Budget.
By Hal Kendig,
Professor of Ageing and Public Policy, ANU Centre for Research in
Ageing, Health, and Wellbeing. Chief Investigator ARC Centre of
Excellence in Population Ageing Research.
Overall, major initiatives in ageing, as with other policy
areas, appear to be largely on hold until after the Election.
The 2013-2014 budget follows recent years of significant pension
increases mainly for single pensioners; ongoing increases of health
expenditure for all age groups; and notable initiatives to address
age discrimination and enable people to work longer.