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The second discussion paper, A more flexible and adaptable retirement income system, highlights the need for people to plan and prepare for retirement. It outlines a number of key initiatives of changes to the superannuation system. Further information on the discussion papers can be found at www.treasury.gov.au.
Current and planned NASU (and ABS) activities such as the Mature Age Persons Statistical Report will assist in providing data to address the issues highlighted in the discussion papers.
Other useful reading in this issue includes international trends in labour force participation and summary findings from the latest ABS General Social Survey (GSS). Some interesting facts from Census of Population and Housing: Australia in Profile - A Regional Analysis (cat. no. 2032.0) are also presented in this issue of Age Matters.
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