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Policy Dialogue on Housing and Ageing

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Monday 18 November  9.00am - 4.30pm

Molonglo Theatre  Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra

Jointly presented by CEPAR and CAMA in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, the Housing and Ageing Policy Dialogue will bring together leading Australian and international experts, policymakers, researchers and commentators to consider current and future challenges for this important policy area.

Enquiries   cepar@unsw.edu.au  02 9931 9202


Preliminary program (subject to change)

TIME

TOPIC

PRESENTING

8:30 – 9:00

Arrival and Registration

9:00 – 9:15

WELCOME REMARKS

 

9:15 – 10:30

 

 

Session 1 – SETTING THE SCENE

Chair: Renee Fry-McKibbin, ANU

  • What are the salient features of the current housing market?
  • Who owns, who rents?
  • How does the retirement system fit with housing security and home ownership?
  • Will there be more retired renters in the future?

 

Speakers:

Rafal Chomik, CEPAR, UNSW Sydney

Scientia Professor John Piggott, CEPAR Director, UNSW Sydney

Commentators:

Professor Judith Yates, The University of Sydney

Dr John Simon, RBA

10:30 -11:00

Morning Tea

 

11:00 – 12:15

 

 

 

Session 2 – HOUSING WITH AN AGEING DEMOGRAPHIC: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

Chair: Meghan Quinn, The Treasury

  • What is happening in societies which are older than Australia’s?
  • How is the issue of “affordable” housing being addressed?
  • In these more mature societies, is much use being made of housing as a retirement asset through equity release? 

 

Speakers:

Professor Christine Whitehead, London School of Economics (via video link)

Professor Hans Fehr, University of Wuerzburg

Commentators:

Brenton Philp (DSS)

 

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch

 

13:15 – 14:30

 

 

Session 3 – HOUSING TRANSITIONS

Chair: Marc de Cure, CEPAR

  • How do housing “careers” evolve with individual age?
  • How differently do cohorts present across time, in light of population ageing?
  • Who misses out, or falls out of home ownership?
  • What are the gender differences?
  • What are the challenges in smoothing transitions – downsizing, aged care etc.

Speakers:

Professor Rachel Ong, Curtin University

Professor Peter McDonald AM, CEPAR, The University of Melbourne

Commentators:

TBC

14:30 – 15:00

Afternoon Tea

 

15:00 – 16:15

 

Session 4 – POLICY, PRACTICE AND RESEARCH: ISSUES AND RESPONSES - A PANEL SESSION

Chair: Warwick McKibbin AO, CEPAR, ANU

Panellists:

  • Professor Julie Byles, Director Research Centre for Generational, Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Michael Sherris, CEPAR, UNSW Sydney
  • Ian Yates AM, COTA Australia

16:15

CLOSING REMARKS

 


Registration

Please register online, if you wish to join.

 

 

 

 

Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 09:00
End date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 17:00
Location: 
Molonglo Theatre Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra