Policy Forum – Retirement Systems, Issues and Solutions

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Date(s) - 23/06/10
9:30am - 12:30pm


Old Parliament House, Members Dining Room 3
18 King George Terrace

Retirement systems around the world are under pressure from an ageing population and a declining proportion of the population in the workforce. Increasing life expectancies, changing patterns of workforce engagement and retirement create further strain on systems attempting to deliver an adequate level of benefits without overstraining the public purse and threatening economic sustainability.

Drawing on detailed research, this event examines the pressures facing the Australian retirement system, it’s strengths and weaknesses on an international comparative basis, and considers the way forward following the Copper and Henry Reviews.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof Simon Kelly is a director of KELLYresearch, an Adjunct Professor and a former Principal Research Fellow at NATSEM.
  • Dr David Knox is a Worldwide Partner of Mercer.
  • Andrew Podger is a consultant as well as National President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University.
  • Howard Pender is the Executive Director of Australian Ethical Investment and Superannuation.

Chair: Professor Deborah Ralston Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies.

Events Partner: National Centre for Sociala nd Economic Modelling (NATSEM)

Supported by: ASFA

National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM):

NATSEM is a research centre within the University of Canberra that undertakes research and analysis specialising in the use of microdata and microsimulation modelling to address ongoing and emerging research agendas and client demand and contribute to and enhance social, economic and business decision making.

NATSEM’s work includes research in health and aged care, ageing populations, income and wealth and superannuation. In November 2009 NATSEM released in conjunction with AMP the 24th AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow. The report considers how realistic present retirement expectations are, given the levels of retirement savings

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