Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Demographic Transition: Addressing the economic and social impacts of an ageing population: Is there a silver lining? 13 November 2014

The United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division) presents this seminar as part of the Sustainability Leadership Series.


The seminar seeks to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with an ageing society. Notably, it will ask how is the Australian government, corporate and civil society addressing the impacts of our ageing population on workforce participation and productivity, financial and welfare systems (including hte pension) and the provision of aged care and other social services.

Speakers will also consider the issue of age discrimination, particularly in the workplace, and how to change business attitudes towards older people.

Keynote speaker

The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Guest speakers

  • Katharine Betts, Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Sue Hendy, Chief Executive Officer, Council on the Ageing Victoria
  • Emily Millane, Research Fellow, Longevity and Positive Ageing Project, Per Capita


Colette Browning, Professor of Healthy Ageing and Director of Research, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University

For more information and to book your place visit COTA Victoria.