National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre – Continue funding

Funding will continue for the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre to extend its research programme into how best to support and promote productive ageing.

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Why is this important?

  • Productive ageing involves decisions by seniors to continue to engage in positive economic and social activities through work, learning and community activities.
  • Promoting and supporting productive ageing is important to the wellbeing of older Australians and to meeting the challenges of an ageing society. This initiative will enable the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre to continue its research programme into how best to support and promote productive ageing.

Who will benefit?

  • Older Australians will benefit from the research and public education programmes undertaken by the centre, and from better-informed Government policies relating to productive ageing.

What funding is the Government committing to the initiative?

  • The Government has committed continued funding of $1.1 million over the next four years, which will be matched by funding provided by the National Seniors Association over the same period.

What have we done in the past?

  • In the 2002-03 Budget, the Government provided $1 million over four years for the establishment and administration of the centre.

When will the initiative conclude?

  • This initiative will be reviewed in the 2010-11 Budget.

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