Health news

Report tells why ageing populations are an asset

The International Longevity Centre has urged governments to invest in preventative healthcare to maximise the potential of older people.

Living in retirement

Retirement is becoming obsolete, says ageing advocate

Take control of your working life and let your experience work for you, says positive ageing advocate Marcus Riley.


Youth subsidy JobMaker claiming the jobs of older Australians

Older workers are already losing their jobs as a result of the federal government’s JobMaker initiative, says the Council on the Ageing.

Federal Budget

Older workers could be the key to COVID recovery

Older works are the key to COVID recovery, says the International Longevity Centre UK, which has a plan to get them back on the job. Australia’s version of this plan has so far failed.


Pandemic hits older Australians’ finances, job prospects hardest

Surveys from LinkedIn and Anglicare reveal that older Australians have taken the biggest hit to their savings, job prospects and confidence during the pandemic.

Federal Budget

Analysts tells why the Budget failed in three key areas

‘Tax changes will disproportionately advantage wealthy Australians now and into the future’.

Centrelink – Services Australia

An ‘Age Pension’ for all Australians?

The Liveable Income Guarantee – a payment subject to Age Pension-type tests and available to all who make a ‘contribution’.


The ‘lucky country’ we might be; the ‘smart country’ we are not

Peter Leith looks back on a lifetime of working for Australian manufacturing companies and why that career path is no longer possible.

Living in retirement

Retirement ‘types’ – which one are you?

Retirement is not a simple transition for many. Retirement coach Jon Glass says there are four broad ‘types’ and reveals their challenges.

Banking & Investment

How to prepare if your job is shaky

Financial adviser Helen Baker tells what you should be doing to weather financial hardship.


If you’re 50 and working, your days may be numbered

A Lancet study of healthy working life expectancy in England finds that, on average, people can expect to be healthy and in work for only nine-and-a-half years after the age of 50.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Pandemic just made the road rockier for older jobless

The plight of older Australians who lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic has been highlighted in a University of New South Wales ‘roadmap to recovery’.

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