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United Nations Demographic Transition Seminar - 13 November, Melbourne

Note that the United Nations is made up of many associate members, and this event includes the National Bank as a sponsor. I am publicising it because Katharine Betts will be speaking at it, and she has a good scientific approach to the issues around the concept of an 'aging population'. The notion of a 'demographic transition is also controversial.

United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division)

Sustainability Leadership Series

Join us at our upcoming seminar, entitled
Transition: Addressing the economic and social impacts of an ageing population: Is there a silver lining?
on Thursday 13th November in Melbourne.

Held in partnership with National Australia Bank as part of our

Sustainability Leadership Series
, this seminar seeks to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with an ageing society.

It will notably cover how the Australian government together with the corporate and civil society sectors are addressing the impacts of our ageing population on workforce participation and productivity, on our financial and welfare system, including on pensions,
and on the provision of aged care and other social services. It will also consider the issue of age discrimination, particularly in the workplace, and how to change business attitudes towards older people.

Keynote speaker

Guest speakers

  • Rowan
    , Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Sageco
  • Katharine
    , Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Sue
    , Chief Executive Officer, Council on the Ageing Victoria
  • Emily
    , Research Fellow, Longevity and Positive Ageing Project, Per Capita


  • Colette
    , Professor of Healthy Ageing and Director of Research, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University

Seminar details

Date: Thursday 13 November, 2014

Time: 1.30pm Registration/Networking, 2pm-5pm Seminar

Venue: Hosted by National Australia Bank, The Academy (The Bowl Room), 500 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Registration Fees: Please note all fees are inclusive of GST but do not include Trybooking service fee ($0.30).

Business/Government: $180

Non-profit/Academia: $140

UNAA Members: $140

Student: $50

Registration deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 11 November