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Data graphs

Crunching official data helps evaluate policies. Potential embarrassment is the wrong reason for governments to keep it under wraps, CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Warwick McKibbin and ANU Professor Robert Breunig write.

CEPAR industry report

A new CEPAR industry report by UNSW, University of Sydney, UTS and Colonial First State researchers has found that for many Australians, taking out a home loan is a trigger for increased engagement with their superannuation.

Scholarship recipients

Applications for the 2020 round of CEPAR PhD Supplementary Scholarships are now open and will close on 15 November 2019.

CEPAR outreach

In September, three CEPAR researchers based at the UNSW Sydney node, Inka Eberhardt and Drs Mengyi Xu and Héloïse Labit Hardy, participated in the Girls Do the Maths Day, hosted by the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Peter McDonald

CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Peter McDonald AM has been appointed to the Research Committee of the Scanlon Foundation’s Institute for Applied Social Cohesion Research.


CEPAR researchers have been recognised with the Best Paper Award in the IAA Section Colloquium 2019 by the Pensions, Benefits and Social Security Section (PBSS) of the International Actuarial Association (IAA).

climate change CEPAR

Within the lifetime of Australia’s millennials, the occurrence of heatwaves will triple and they will be longer leading to increased deaths among the nation’s elderly, an Actuaries Institute Dialogue paper, co-authored by CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik and CEPAR Associate Investigator Ramona Meyricke, on the widespread impacts of climate change has found.

cognitive ageing CEPAR

New guidelines, co-authored by CEPAR Deputy Director Kaarin Anstey and CEPAR Associate Investigator Ruth Peters, have been issued for Australian GPs that could help reduce dementia rates in Australia. 

Richard Arthur, CEPAR

At over 70 years of age, Dr Richard Arthur graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) this year with a Doctor of Philosophy after completing a thesis which examines associations between anxiety and cognitive ageing.