Australia to face ageing population pressures

By Angela Dorizas Australia’s ageing population will increase government spending and slow economic growth over the next 40 years, according to the 2010 Intergenerational Report, Australia to 2050: Future Challenges. Treasurer Wayne Swan said the report demonstrated just how critical it will be for governments to plan for the future and invest in productivity. “Big challenges lie […]

Financial crisis will alter Gen Y, says expert

By Rob O’Brien Generation Y, widely thought of as the young, hip and self-assured product of the Baby Boomers is being hugely affected by the financial crisis, according to leading KPMG demographer Bernard Salt. For the first time in their lives they are learning the meaning of ‘no’, Salt told GovernmentNews. Addressing delegates at the […]

Peak humanity raises security concerns

By Angela Dorizas As the world nears ‘peak humanity’ there will be greater demand for security within Australia, says leading demographer and social commentator Bernard Salt. “The world’s population will peak at around about 9 billion in the year 2070,” Salt said at the recent ASIAL Security 2009 conference in Sydney. “When we reach this […]


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