April 2014 www.cepar.edu.au

Centre Director's Message

One of the ways CEPAR seeks to have impact is through interaction with Government on policy matters.

CEPAR has a unique contribution to make because it is able to draw on multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensively informed and dispassionate perspective on important policy issues.

An important example is CEPAR’s submission to the Murray Inquiry into the Australian financial system. Our multidisciplinary expertise was sought out by the Inquiry. 



Director's Spotlight: Murray Inquiry submission

CEPAR has made a submission  to the Financial System Inquiry chaired by former Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Bank, David Murray.

Established in December last year to examine Australia's financial system, this inquiry follows on from the 1997 Wallis Inquiry and 1981 Campbell inquiry, both of which were seen as the catalyst for major economic reform.   

In our submission CEPAR called for attention to be paid to the system of retirement income, in particular the draw-down phase of superannuation.

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Read CEPAR Submission
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New Research Briefs launched: Aged Care

The latest research briefs were launched on 9 April at an event hosted by CEPAR Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers. The papers provide analysis of the aged care system in Australia based on the extensive research of CEPAR academics in the area of aged care policy and industry practice.

In launching the briefs, Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan commented on the importance of focussing on the opportunities provided by the ageing population: “While the funding and staffing challenges are huge, dramatic employment growth in many kinds of jobs in the aged care sector present new opportunities for mature, experienced people who are often blocked by age discrimination in other sectors. As well, businesses should be alert to opportunities in product and services innovation in this rapidly growing area.”
Hearing Loss Public Lecture:
Dr Frank Lin

Age-related hearing loss in older adults is often perceived as being an unfortunate but relatively inconsequential part of aging. However, the broader implications of hearing loss for the health and functioning of older adults are now beginning to surface in epidemiologic studies. 

CEPAR presents Dr Frank Lin from Johns Hopkins to present a free public lecture on this issue on Wednesday 7 May at ANU


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Researcher profile

Professor Peter Whiteford is a CEPAR Associate Investigator specialising in pension and welfare policy. 

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Read Peter's Article: Would increasing the pension age be fair and effective?

Featured research

Lifetime asset allocation with idiosyncratic and systematic mortality risks by Yang Shen and Michael Sherris.  This working paper considers the lifetime asset allocation problem with both idiosyncratic and systematic longevity risks, in which the stochastic mortality model is given by a general diffusion process.


Events 2014

Dr Frank Lin
Free Public Lecture
7 May 2014

Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Free Public Lecture
7 July 2014

22nd Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers
7-8 July 2014

Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference
24-25 November 2014
Flinders University 

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