Tag Archives: seniors

AUSTRALIA URGENTLY NEEDS A MINISTER FOR AGEING

When Tony Abbott became Prime Minister he made an extraordinary decision not to appoint a Minister for Ageing even though the entire planet faces a huge crisis in which the population is ageing faster than at any time in the … Continue reading

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The ever growing tragedy of Elder Abuse

Whenever I speak at a meeting of Older Australians, questions are often asked about Elder Abuse. It is an issue of growing concern that now needs significant attention.

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Are we financially literate? – Should governments protect the vulnerable, the greedy, the reckless?

About 15 years ago, a major mortgage company that was based in Victoria went broke. It had offered its investors ridiculously high interest rates for short term deposits, then loaned long at rates that their mortgagees would never be able … Continue reading

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The Blueprint on Ageing is tackling tough economic & social issues.

Copy of my national media release dated 23 December 2013. Everald Compton and his research partners at Per Capita will commence community consultations in early 2014 to seek public opinion on the key issues Australia must face in handling the … Continue reading

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Seniors become five days a week slaves – Elder abuse on a grand scale!

My article published in Crikey 19/12/13 Most people who reach the traditional retirement age, look forward to spending more time together, particularly doing a lot of travel, even though many choose to work part time as a necessary step to … Continue reading

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There’s promising possibilities for old investment in a new bush – Go West Old Guys!

My article published in Crikey 13/12/13 Too many farmers are burdened with unmanageable debt, some of them heavily so. Many bought farms with minimum equity at maximum prices during the height of the boom before the GFC of 2008, then … Continue reading

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Positive winds in the Ageing Tsunami

That the world will be hit by an Ageing Tsunami of huge proportions is beyond doubt. That governments are asleep at the wheel in planning to meet the greatest generational revolution of all time is also an indisputable fact. To … Continue reading

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70 is a very young age to retire

When Andrew Fisher and Alfred Deakin combined together to have a bi-partisan Pension Bill passed through Parliament in 1908, they asked an Actuary for advice on what age most workers could be expected to die. The actuary did not hesitate … Continue reading

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Why Joe Hockey should not have sacked me.

As we face an ageing tsunami, Treasurer Joe Hockey has sacked the Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing (and me as its chairman), declaring it to be irrelevant without stating why this is so. Shortly before that, Prime Minister Tony Abbott … Continue reading

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Is Super very Super?

A comment on the explosive election issue of Superannuation There are few, if any, certainties in life. Nevertheless, I am willing to put significant money on the real possibility that the September Federal Election will be decided by the votes … Continue reading

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The Election of a Lifetime

Who will win power in September? A year ago Tony Abbott was an unbackable favourite to become Prime Minister of Australia at the 2013 Federal Election. Only Black Caviar had shorter odds. Most punters reckoned that Julia Gillard would lead … Continue reading

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Wayne Swan’s admiration of Bruce Springsteen

Wayne Swan’s admiration of Bruce Springsteen got him plenty of headlines last month and caused Joe Hockey to make some self-righteous responses. It was a delightful way for Swan to turn the debate away from the monotony of the carbon tax … Continue reading

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