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This year's Intergenerational Report makes much of the need to control the economic impact of the ageing baby boomers. It is expected that by 2056 one in four people living in Australia will be over the age of 65 and 1.8 million of them will be over 85.
This demographic change has already been the subject of much public debate and has been the focus of a number of recent publications which focus on the financial and working lives of older Australians and ask them to make significant sacrifices to manage this future.
It was also at the centre of a number of 2014 budget measures. We at COTA Australia see the need for a more integrated approach. Our Hands Off The Pension campaign, in direct response to those budget measures calls for a comprehensive retirements incomes review. While our National Policy Forum in 2014 focussed on how ready Australia is to harness the potential and meet the challenge of this rapid change.
There's already been a lot of media coverage anticipating the report reflecting just how important this issue is to our community.
Below you will find key media pieces, both our coverage and what others are saying about the Intergenerational Report as well as links to any other relevant information.
Visit the COTA in the media page to see all of COTA Australia's media coverage
4 March The AgeOpinion - Ageing boom not bust
5 MarchSBS Online NewsFamilies fear Intergenerational Report will lead to cutbacks
theguardianTony Abbott appeals to Labor's 'better angels' over intergenerational report
The RetireeIntergenerational Report heralds the ‘Age of the Senior'
ABC iViewInterview with Chris Uhlmann
6 MarchAustralian Ageing AgendaBusiness attitudes to older workers must change: Hockey
thewireIntergenerational report and ageing population, what to do?
5 MarchIntergenerational report heralds the ‘age of the senior'
The AgeOPINION - Fear the Abbot Government's weapon of choice
The AustralianIntergenerational Report will reveal massive cost growth
Sydney Morning HeraldTony Abbott says Intergenerational Report will show budget on track to get close to surplus
ABC NewsOlder people and women need to be encouraged to work more
The AgeIntergenerational report prepared by Baby Boomers who had the best deal of any generation
The ConversationThe real message should be we won't be worse off
The AgeAustralians to live longer and be poorer in 2055, Intergenerational Report shows
Daily TelegraphGovt overreached, still needs cuts: Hockey
Herald SunAustralians will work longer and could face taxes at record levels to balance the budget, an intergenerational report claims
theguardianIntergenerational report: Coalition warns of debt crisis if budget plans stall
Financial ReviewIntergenerational report: No tax cuts until 2021
The AustralianIntergenerational report: Australia's road ahead is bigger, older and broke
Australian Ageing AgendaWhen the figures don't tell the full story
The ConversationHockey looks to ‘armies' in Intergenerational Report: experts react
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