Implications of the Future Ageing of Australia’s Population
Introduction Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of NSW Inc (CPSA) is a non-profit, non-party political membership based organisation serving the interests of pensioners of all ages, superannuants and low-income retirees. It has around 145 branches and affiliates with a combined membership of over 12,500 throughout NSW. CPSA also serves the interests of its membership and broader constituency at the local, state and federal levels.
Economic Implications of an Ageing Australia (2004) (referred to in this submission as “the report”) is of great interest to CPSA as it is aimed at influencing governmental policies that will affect older people in the medium to long term. Age Pensioners and other retirees make up a large part of our membership and broader constituency. This submission aims to articulate their interests when it comes to formulation of policies on the issues raised in the draft research report. CPSA hopes that our comments on the report will be taken into account when it comes to enacting policy. These comments will be framed around the three points the Productivity Commission is to report on.