Advanced Australia

The Politics of Ageing

Mark Butler
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Published

1 September 2015

ISBN

9780522868937

Pages

240

Weight

292g

Size

234mm x 153mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Advanced Australia

The Politics of Ageing

Mark Butler
A positive perspective on the ageing of Australia's baby boomers.
The average Australian's life expectancy has increased by twenty-five years over the past century—from mid fifties to early eighties—a monumental achievement with huge political impact. For decades to come ageing will touch almost every area of policy—retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design, health...
The greying Baby Boomers are leading this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their history of reshaping every phase of life in their own image.
Advanced Australia takes up this challenge and makes the case for a more positive approach to ageing and one that argues for the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community.
The average Australian's life expectancy has increased by twenty-five years over the past century—from mid fifties to early eighties—a monumental achievement with huge political impact. For decades to come ageing will touch almost every area of policy—retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design, health...
The greying Baby Boomers are leading this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their history of reshaping every phase of life in their own image.
Advanced Australia takes up this challenge and makes the case for a more positive approach to ageing and one that argues for the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community.

About the author

Mark Butler

Mark Butler has been the Labor Member for Port Adelaide in the federal parliament since 2007 and served as Minister for Ageing in the Gillard government. He has also held the ministries of Mental Health, Housing, Homelessness, Social Inclusion, Climate Change and the Environment. In 2013 Mark was awarded the Alzheimer's Disease International Award for Outstanding Global Contribution to the Fight against Dementia. Mark is currently the Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy and national president of the Australian Labor Party.

About Mark Butler

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