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Policy Dialogue on Housing and Ageing

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Monday 18 November  9.00am - 4.30pm

Molonglo Theatre  Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra

Jointly presented by CEPAR and CAMA in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, the Housing and Ageing Policy Dialogue will bring together leading Australian and international experts, policymakers, researchers and commentators to consider current and future challenges for this important policy area.

Enquiries   cepar@unsw.edu.au  02 9931 9202


Program 

TIME

TOPIC

PRESENTING

8:30 – 9:00

Arrival and Registration

9:00 – 9:15

WELCOME REMARKS

Professor Robert Breunig, Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI), The Australian National University (ANU) 

 

9:15 – 10:30

 

 

Session 1 – SETTING THE SCENE

Chair: Professor Robert Breunig, TTPI, ANU

  • What are the salient features of the current housing market?
  • Who owns, who rents?
  • How does the retirement system fit with housing security and home ownership?
  • Will there be more retired renters in the future?

 

Speakers:

Nest and Nest Egg?
Scientia Professor John Piggott, CEPAR Director, UNSW Sydney

Housing in an Ageing Australia: Nest and Nest Egg?
Rafal Chomik, CEPAR, UNSW Sydney

Commentators:

Setting the Scene Comments
Professor Judith Yates, The University of Sydney

Dr John Simon, RBA

10:30 -11:00

Morning Tea

 

11:00 – 12:15

 

 

 

Session 2 – HOUSING WITH AN AGEING DEMOGRAPHIC: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

Chair: Dr Amanda Hosking, The Treasury

  • What is happening in societies which are older than Australia’s?
  • How is the issue of “affordable” housing being addressed?
  • In these more mature societies, is much use being made of housing as a retirement asset through equity release? 

 

Speakers:

Housing with an Ageing Demographic: International Developments
Professor Christine Whitehead, London School of Economics (via video link)

Home Ownership and Housing Policies in Germany
Professor Hans Fehr, University of Wuerzburg, CEPAR

Commentators:

Brenton Philp, Department of Social Services

Luke Maguire, NSW Treasury

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch

 

13:15 – 14:30

 

 

Session 3 – HOUSING TRANSITIONS

Chair: Marc de Cure, Advisory Board Chair, CEPAR; Adjunct Professor and Advisory Board member, UNSW Business School; Independent Non-Executive Director, Zurich Financial Services Australia

  • How do housing “careers” evolve with individual age?
  • How differently do cohorts present across time, in light of population ageing?
  • Who misses out, or falls out of home ownership?
  • What are the gender differences?
  • What are the challenges in smoothing transitions – downsizing, aged care etc.

Speakers:

Housing Transitions among Older Australians
Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ, Curtin University

Home Ownership Futures: An Alternative Approach To Measurement
Professor Peter McDonald AM, CEPAR, The University of Melbourne

Commentators:

Housing Transitions
Professor Marian Baird AO, CEPAR, The University of Sydney

Zac Hatzantonis, PwC Australia

14:30 – 15:00

Afternoon Tea

 

15:00 – 16:15

 

Session 4 – POLICY, PRACTICE AND RESEARCH: ISSUES AND RESPONSES - A PANEL SESSION

Chair: Professor Warwick McKibbin AO, CEPAR, CAMA, ANU

Panellists:

16:15

CLOSING REMARKS

 


Registration

Please register online, if you wish to join.

 

 

 

 

Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 09:00
End date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 17:00
Location: 
Molonglo Theatre Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra