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22 Jul 15

David Simmons Address: The Challenges and Opportunities of Ageing

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As Australia’s population ages, it is becoming ever more critical that we meet the challenges and seize the opportunities this presents. The ageing population is an important issue facing all our citizens – not just our senior citizens – so we need to act comprehensively, considering economic, structural, societal and policy responses.

As we grapple with issues such as the impact of delayed exit from the workforce, the incidence of health and mental health issues in the aged and funding pressures in the sector, we need to think innovatively about how we respond as a community.

Acknowledging the changes in our approach to aged care and ageing policy, including some of the hard fought achievements of the past twenty to thirty years, Ms Halton will articulate the current challenges confronting the government. She will also explore the opportunities and benefits available to individual citizens, and the Australian community more broadly, should we be able to respond effectively and positively to the policy challenge.

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Hear from Australia's Most Informed Bureaucrat

Jane Halton AO PSM
Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Finance,
Immediate past Secretary Commonwealth Department of Health
Secretary Department Health & Ageing from 2002

Jane Halton is Secretary of the Australian Department of Finance. She is responsible for essential services delivered by Finance including supporting the delivery of the Australian Government Budget, the ongoing management of the Australian Government’s non-defence domestic property portfolio and key asset sales. She was previously the Secretary of the Australian Department of Health from 2002 to 2014.

Jane is a member of the executive board of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and on the Advisory Boards of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), and the Melbourne Institute Advisory Board. She is also a Public Policy Fellow at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy (2012 -) and has held numerous international appointments including the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (2004-2007; 2012-2015), President of the World Health Assembly (2007), Chair of the Executive Board WHO (2013-14 ), and Chair of the OECD Health Committee (2007-2013).

Jane holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. She also holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology and a Doctorate of Letters Honoris Causa from the University of New South Wales.

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Event Date & Time: Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Event Location: NARI, 34 - 54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, VIC
Seminar Room
National Ageing Research Institute Ltd.
(Enter via Gate 4)

Places Available: 28

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