|Published by Melbourne University Press.||
The Australian Fabians (South Australia)
in conjunction with
South Australian Labor,
are pleased to host the launch by
The Hon Jay Weatherill,
Premier of South Australia
The Politics of Ageing
Hon Mark Butler MP
"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 decad
es 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." (Melbourne University Press)
Hon Mark Butler MP has been the Federal Member for Port Adelaide since 2007, and served as Minister for Ageing in the Gillard government. He has also held the ministries of Mental Health, Housing, Homelessness, Social Inclusion, Climate Change and the Environment. In 2013 Mark was awarded the Alzheimer's Disease International Award for Outstanding Global Contribution to the Fight against Dementia. Mark is currently the Federal Labor spokesperson for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, and National President of the Australian Labor Party.
Guests should be seated by 4.50 pm for a 5 pm start. Copies of Advanced Australia: The Politics of Ageing will be available for purchase from approximately 4.30 pm. Bar snacks will be served. Please purchase drinks at the bar. Gold coin donation.