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House Standing Committee for Long Term Strategies

Inquiry into the expectations of life


On 30 April 1992, the Standing Committee for Long Term Strategies tabled its report on the inquiry into the expectations of life entitled Expectations of life: Increasing the options for the 21st century.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 10 chapters and 6 appendices.

Expectations of life: Increasing the options for the 21st century

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 5 (PDF 4141KB)
Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, Preface, Contents, List of Recommendations

Ch1: Introduction

Ch2: The ageing of the Australian population: a demographic outline
Ch3: Human resources: the aged and the world of work

Ch4: Myths and realities of the dependency question
Ch5: The future of work and leisure

Part B: Chapter 6 to Appendix 6 (end) (PDF 4732KB)

Ch6: Health and medical issues
Ch7: Active at any age: fitness for all Australians
Ch8: Education, culture and the arts
Ch9: Housing and the urban environment
Ch10: Summary and prospect: the promise of the third age

Appendix 1: Conduct of the inquiry
Appendix 2: List of submissions
Appendix 3: Speakers and participants at seminar
Appendix 4: Flexible retirement and overseas programs to increase job opportunities for older and retired workers
Appendix 5: Department of Health, Housing and Community Services expenditure projections
Appendix 6: Health benefits of exercise

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