Productive Ageing

The impact and economic benefits of prevention and early intervention to help mature-age workers with health issues remain in employment are being explored by the GAP Standing Committee on Productive Ageing.

On 23 May 2017, GAP hosted the second in a series of strategic discussions on the health benefits of work and early intervention.

The Roundtable considered ways to encourage recovery at work after soft tissue injuries and the opportunities for larger-scale implementation of best-practice return-to-work protocols. Latest research shows that by improving RTW rates for injured employees, organisations can reduce absenteeism, improve health and work outcomes for injured workers, and cut government and employer costs.

The Roundtable was an initiative of Global Access Partners and the GAP Standing Committee on Productive Ageing and was sponsored by NSW Family & Community Services, State Insurance Regulatory Authority, Insurance & Care NSW (icare) and WorkSafe Victoria. The event built on the outcomes of the First Roundtable Recovery at Work: A New Way of Thinking About Work Injuries held on 5 May 2016.

The GAP Standing Committee on Productive Ageing (formerly GAP Taskforce on Productive Ageing) is a multidisciplinary policy group of senior government, business and academia representatives brought together  to discuss ageing and employment issues and develop sustainable policy approaches to improve national productivity and economic outcomes for workers aged 45 and over. It comprises 40 members and is supported and funded by GAP, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and the Federal Department of Social Services.

Since its establishment in June 2014, the Committee identified a series of strategies and workplace improvements to help Australia’s ageing population stay in the workforce for longer. Based on strong evidence from several existing pilots, the Committee believes that these strategies can have a significant impact on mature-age employment and productivity in New South Wales and wider Australia if implemented more broadly.

The Committee was formed following the GAP/ACHR Conference on Productive Ageing ‘A Future without Age’ held in May 2013 at NSW Parliament House.  The high-level gathering advocated better coordination of policy at all levels of government and across all departments to encourage positive ageing, and called for the development and implementation of an overarching national ageing strategy.

GAP is currently facilitating three expert working groups to implement the recommendations of the Standing Committee.

 

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2016-2017

2017 A Vision for Australia - 'Hidden Giants': The Future of Australia's Midsize Business - GAP 8th Annual Economic Summit; Report of Proceedings, Global Access Partners / Writing Partners, September 2017

The Australian Space Initiative - GAP Taskforce on Space Industry Report; Global Access Partners, August 2017

GAP Taskforce on Hospital Funding Report, Global Access Partners, July 2017

Housing Affordability Online Consultation Final Report, Global Access Partners, June 2017

Sydney as an Innovation Hub Taskforce Report; Global Access Partners, June 2017

Recovery at Work: Engaging Large Employers in Best Practice; GAP 2nd Strategic Roundtable; Report of Proceedings; Global Access Partners, May 2017

The case for national electricity reform; Report by the National Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment; Global Access Partners, February 2017

Space Tiger Team Submission to the Australian Government; Global Access Partners, January 2017

Increasing efficiency and value in public healthcare procurement; Report by the GAP Taskforce on Government Health Procurement, November 2016

GAP Taskforce on Early Childhood Education Report; Global Access Partners, October 2016

2016 A Vision for Australia – Spaces of Australian Innovation: GAP 7th Annual Economic Summit; Report of Proceedings, Global Access Partners / Writing Partners, September 2016

Recovery at Work: A New Way of Thinking About Work Injuries; GAP 1st Strategic Roundtable; Report of Proceedings; Global Access Partners, May 2016

The North, Agriculture and the Environment; GAP Taskforce Report; Global Access Partners, March 2016

The business case for the establishment of an International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP), ICDP Working Group / Global Access Partners, January 2016

2014-2015

2015 National Economic Review – The Future of Jobs: Australia’s 6th Annual Growth Summit Report of Proceedings, Global Access Partners / Writing Partners, September 2015

A Vision for Australia Discussion Paper, Global Access Partners, August 2015

“Towards Responsible Self Care: The Role of Health Literacy, Pharmacy and Non-Prescription Medicines”, Report by the GAP Taskforce on Self Care, June 2015

“The Australian Healthcare System as a Market” GAP/ACHR Workshop; Report of Proceedings; Global Access Partners, April 2015

“Energy Security and Affordability in New South Wales: Issues of Concern and Recommendations for Action; Report by the GAP Taskforce on Energy Security, Fergus Neilson, Global Access Partners, October 2014

Strategic advice for AIM’s future development (2015-2018); Paper for the Australian Institute of Music, Global Access Partners, October 2014

2014 National Economic Review: Australia’s 5th Annual Growth Summit (Education Summit) Report of Proceedings, Global Access Partners / Writing Partners, September 2014

“Health interventions to improve economic productivity”; Discussion Paper for the GAP Taskforce on Productive Ageing; Global Access Partners, August 2014

The New University Model: Paper by the GAP Taskforce on Leadership in Education meeting held on 18 August 2014, Global Access Partners

The G20 Agenda for Growth: Opportunities for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Conference Communique and Report of Proceedings; Global Access Partners / Writing Partners, June 2014

“Why boards are investing in analytic capabilities”: First 5000 Executive Roundtable with Peter Grainger; Report of Proceedings, Global Access Partners, March 2014

2012-2013

The GAP Institute for Active Policy Proposal; Global Access Partners, November 2013

“Participation in Creative Arts subjects by Year 11 & 12 students in Australian secondary schools”; Research paper for the Australian Institute of Music, Global Access Partners, November 2013

“Social Media’s Commercial Application”: First 5000 Executive Roundtable with Michael Coomer; Report of Proceedings, Global Access Partners, October 2013

2013 National Economic Review: Australia’s 4th Annual Growth Summit (Food Summit) Report of Proceedings, Global Access Partners / Writing Partners, September 2013

“Emerging trends and opportunities in tertiary music education”: Scoping paper for the Australian Institute of Music, Global Access Partners, June 2013

“A Future without Age”: GAP/ACHR Conference on Productive Ageing Report of Proceedings, Global Access Partners, May 2013

“Harnessing the human-digital interface and multidisciplinary collaboration to advance digital research & development in Australia”; Final Report by the Cyber Research and Development Taskforce; Global Access Partners / Smartnet, April 2013

2012 National Economic Review: Australia’s Annual Growth Summit Report of Proceedings, Global Access Partners, September 2012

Commercialising Australian Ideas: Issues and Recommendations; Report by the GAP Innovation Advisory Board, September 2012

The case for a global e-Conservatorium of Music based in Australia; Global Access Partners, August 2012

Progress in Society Taskforce Final Report; Global Access Partners, May 2012

Strata Laws Online Consultation Final Report, Global Access Partners, April 2012

A National Telehealth Strategy for Australia; Discussion Paper by the Australian National Consultative Committee on Health, November 2011

2010-2011

2011 National Economic Review: Australia’s Annual Growth Summit Report of Proceedings, September 2011

International Complex Project Management Task Force Report; Global Access Partners & International Centre for Complex Project Management; September 2011

“20 years after the Dawkins Review: Tertiary Music Education Task Force Report, Global Access Partners, September 2011

GAP Workshop on Cloud Computing, Report of Proceedings, Global Access Partners, June 2011

GAP Task Force on Cloud Computing Report, Global Access Partners, May 2011

Primary Health Care and the Private Patient Journey; ACHR/GAP Forum Report of Proceedings; Global Access Partners, March 2011

"Project Mozart": A vision and approach for radical, transformative change in the Gold Coast Health Service towards integrated, patient-centric care; Paper by the Australian National Consultative Committee on Health, March 2010

2010 National Economic Review: Australia’s Annual Growth Summit Report of Proceedings, September 2010

2007-2009

"Low-Carbon Economy: Business Opportunities for Australia": Report by the GAP Task Force on Low-Carbon Economy, November 2009

GAP/ACHR Congress on Australia’s Health Report of Proceedings, November 2009

National Human Rights Online Consultation, Final Report to the Australian Government,  July 2009

Global Access Partners 2002-2008 Achievement & Activities Report, March 2009

“Urban Water: A vision for national road map for national progress”: GAP Urban Water Forum Report; Allen Consulting Group, Global Access Partners, February 2009

“GAP Congress on Regulatory Affairs: Opportunities for Business”, Report of Proceedings, released January 2009

“Directions for Reform of Part XIC of the Trade Practices Act 1997”: Regulating in Technology Rich Environments Task Force Report, December 2008

ANCCeH Cabinet Meeting with the Hon. Tony Abbott Report, 30 October 2008

“Open Forum Submission to the Australia 2020 Summit”, Global Access Partners, April 2008

“Innovation Attitudes in Australia” Open Forum Survey Report, Global Access Partners, February 2008

"Shaping Government policy" Open Forum Survey Report, Global Access Partners, December 2007

"Fostering Citizen-Government Interaction" GAP Focus Groups Report, December 2007

“The potential uses of pharmacogenetic testing for cytochrome P450 (CYP450) variations and its applications in routine drug therapy” GAP Roundtable Report, October 2007

“Implementing a Rational e-Health System in Australia”: GAP Forum Report, September 2007

Forum on Victoria’s National Innovation Agenda “Creating a Better Regulatory Environment for Innovation", Report of Proceedings, August 2007

“Formulating a New Approach to Trust and Privacy in the Information Age”: 4 July 2007 Conference Report (commissioned to GAP by the Privacy & Trust Partnership)

“GAP Congress on Wellness and Ageing: Breaking the Barriers – the Role of Government, Industry, Providers & Consumers” Report of Proceedings, February 2007

2002-2006