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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.


Mark Butler has done himself and his country proud with this excellently researched book on one of the most pressing issues confronting us today. Mark combines impressively dispassionate analysis with a genuine understanding of the intensely human emotions involved in so many aspects of this subject.

Bob Hawke

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 1, 2015

    Melbourne University Press

    240 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook


    September 1, 2015

    Melbourne University Press Digital

    181 pages

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