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How we fund retirement in an ageing century ought to worry all of us. But one group of us should be much more worried than the rest. In a new set of CEPAR research briefs, Rafal Chomik et al. report that most people do well out of the Australian retirement income system and that the living standard of retirees has improved over the past decade.

policy dialogue

Policymakers, researchers and commentators explored Australian and international retirement policy designs at the CEPAR/Crawford Policy Dialogue at the Australian National University (ANU) on November 1, 2018.

Middle aged couple researching online

A new set of research briefs has been released by CEPAR, examining the current state and projected future of Australia’s retirement incomes system. The set of three new research briefs presents the latest data and highlights research in this area, featuring findings from over 40 of CEPAR’s leading researchers.

Monetary growth

The third brief in the new set of research briefs on retirement income in Australia is focused on private resources and highlights research on superannuation decumulation.

media release

Australians will benefit from new ways to meet the challenges of an ageing population thanks to research produced at a Centre of Excellence funded by the Morrison Government.

Peter McDonald

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has released its report on the State of World Population for 2018. The report, which documents the global fertility transition, was compiled by an international team of academics led by CEPAR Chief Investigator, Peter McDonald, Professor of Demography at the University of Melbourne.

Busy Sydney city street

Australia’s population is one of the fastest growing in the OECD, with Victoria recording the highest growth rate of all States and Territories last year. Managing these numbers, and in particular the number of people living in Melbourne and Sydney, is the subject of ongoing political debate, says CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Peter McDonald.

Ageing Institute

UNSW Sydney announces new pan-university Ageing Futures Institute to address one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: population ageing. Fifteen CEPAR UNSW researchers are part of a new pan-university UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, led by Professor Kaarin Anstey, a CEPAR Chief Investigator.

aged care

'Responding to the needs of older, often vulnerable, Australians is an extremely complex business. But it is also one in which making money is tough. The danger is that a combination of cost pressures, profit incentives, and inadequate oversight encourage or force providers to cut corners', says CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik in this Conversation piece.