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Noted experts, including CEPAR Professors Peter McDonald and John Piggott, A/Professor Jeromey Temple and Dr Tom Wilson report on the latest research into population ageing in Australia in a special issue to the Journal of Australian Population Studies.

fact sheet

The CEPAR fact sheet on COVID-19 and the demographic distribution of health and economic risks provides a current snapshot of the risks of workplace infection exposure, morbidity and mortality, and job losses across the Australian population, particularly for older people aged 55 years and over.

Population ageing data

Researchers from ANU and UNSW Sydney have shown how the Federal Government's JobKeeper scheme could be phased down as the economy re-opens and recovery takes shape.

health data

CEPAR researchers Professor Robert Cumming and Dr Saman Khalatbari-Soltani highlight in their recent paper the importance of collecting data on socioeconomic determinants from the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak onwards.

Sharon Parker

In our Mature Workers In Organisations study that we conducted last year, we found that almost one third of respondents have previously had an application for flexible working refused, showing that the acceptance of this practice was far from widespread. Yet now, due to COVID-19, large numbers of us are intensively working from home. How are workers adjusting to this ‘new normal’?

CEPAR Chief Investigators Warwick McKibbin and John Piggott, PhD student Nicole Ee, and Associate Investigators Collin Payne and Peter Whiteford are among a group of experts convened by the Group of Eight (Go8) universities to offer advice to the Australian Government on responding to the challenge of recovering from the current state of pandemic shut-down.

Positions available

A multi-university team led by Professor Susan Thorp, with Professor Hazel Bateman, Associate Professor Isabella Dobrescu, Professor Benjamin Newell and Robbie Campo (Cbus), have been awarded funding in the latest rounds of ARC Linkage Projects outcomes.

East Asia Forum

In their recently published East Asia Forum article, CEPAR Research Fellow Dr Bei Lu and UNSW Associate Professor Bingqin Li discuss the role of community-level action during the lockdowns in China in minimising the spread of COVID-19.

Long-term care new directions

CEPAR research related to COVID-19: publications and current/planned research.