Monthly Archives: July 2016

Should the age of eligibility for superannuation be raised?

Judith Davey July 2016 This year you have a chance to put your views forward. Under the Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001, the Retirement Commissioner[1] is required to review retirement income policies every three years. 2016 is one of those … Continue reading

Posted in Policy, research, legal issues and statistics | Leave a comment

“Cause” and effect: Looking at the not-for-profit aged care sector from an Australian perspective

Judith Davey 7/7/16 A wealth management and stock-broking firm is not perhaps the first place you would look to for an analysis of the not-for-profit sector. The Cause Report, recently published by JBWere in Australia, does not tell us about … Continue reading

Posted in Care and other services for older people | Leave a comment

Faith-based or Commercial? Promoting social value in aged care

Judith Davey 20/5/16   When older people and their families/whanau are looking for aged care they have choices – commercial or voluntary/community sector? If we need residential care would we go for Oceania/BUPA/Ryman or look at Presbyterian Support/Wesleycare/Anglican Living. And … Continue reading

Posted in Care and other services for older people | 3 Comments

Old dog – new tricks? Training and Re-training for Older Workers

By Judith Davey   In my recent research on workforce ageing in New Zealand, almost everyone I spoke to agreed that labour and skill shortages will become more pressing in the near future and recruitment will become harder[1]. So I … Continue reading

Posted in Education and training | Leave a comment

We always knew that older people were valuable – but can they help combat climate change?

By Judith Davey We are often having to defend the value of older people against accusations that they are a “burden” on society – costing too much for pensions and health care and so on. So I was intrigued and … Continue reading

Posted in Policy, research, legal issues and statistics | Leave a comment