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CEPAR International Conference explored population ageing causes, consequences and responses


Over 140 researchers, policymakers and industry professionals particpated in the CEPAR International Conference, which took place at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) on 3-5 July 2023.

Themed ‘Population Ageing: Causes, Consequences and Responses’, the conference provided a unique platform for multidisciplinary discussions and insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by one of the major economic and social challenges of the 21st century. Participants from around the world shared the latest research and policy and industry perspectives on the dynamics of an ageing demographic. 

The conference was co-opened by CEPAR Director Scientia Professor John Piggott AO; the Australian Research Council's Executive Director of Social, Behavioural and Economics Sciences, Professor Anika Gauja; the UNSW Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise), Professor Nicholas Fisk AM; and the 2023 Senior Australian of the Year and UC Chancellor, Professor Tom Calma AO who spoke on the progress made since the Aged Care Royal Commission.

Other key conference program highlights included:

Video recording of the panel session on Migration Policy for Australia in the Context of Population Ageing, with Peter McDonald (CEPAR, University of Melbourne), Abul Rizvi (former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration), and Trent Wiltshire (Immigration and Housing Expert, The Grattan Institute):

Video recording of the panel session on Macroeconomic Risk and Demographic Change, with Mike Keane (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney), Ayhan Kose (Vice President, World Bank), Adam Triggs (Partner, Mandala, Non-resident Fellow, Brookings Institution and the ANU Crawford School), and Warwick McKibbin (CEPAR Chief Investigator, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Australian National University):

Video recording of the panel session on Feminising and Ageing Workforce, with Marian Baird (CEPAR, University of Sydney), Virpi Timonen (Professor of Social and Health Services Research and Leadership, Professor, Social Policy, University of Helsinki), Tim Johnson (Assistant Secretary - Care and Support Economy Taskforce, Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet), Myra Hamilton (CEPAR Principal Research Fellow, Associate Professor, University of Sydney), and Alexandra Heron (CEPAR Associate Investigator, University of Sydney)

To view the complete program, including all abstracts and speaker bios, download the program booklet here.

CEPAR International Conference impressions:

CEPAR International Conference

CEPAR International Conference

CEPAR International Conference