A lot of the debate in Australia reflects concern about our future and how budgetary pressures are likely to evolve. The backdrop of the discussion is a profile of the predicted population in 40 years, what that means for expenditure and how we should be preparing for that outcome. The intergenerational reports have provided a useful service by presenting projections 40 years ahead and examining what is likely to happen given present demographic and other trends. But how seriously should we treat these predictions?
Tanya Martin Office Manager
Jake Wishart Senior Media Adviser