By Sarah GrahamRead moreThe holidays are upon us, and so is a time for family and friends to take stock of the past six months of their lives.
It’s also a time to celebrate the fact that we are alive, with a renewed sense of purpose.
This year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released its annual statistics on life expectancy.
While it’s a bit of a surprise, this is not a new year.
In fact, this year is the longest on record.
The statistics released this week shed light on how long it will be before we are old and retired.
This means we’ll be able to look back on the past four years in a little more detail.
What can you expect?
The next two weeks will see a flurry of news, both good and bad, as we look back at the year ahead.
First up, the Federal Government is pushing the ABS to update their national life expectancy estimates.
This will be the second time they’ve done this in the last decade.
While there’s no doubt the current estimates are accurate, the new update will be a big one for the public.
It will also mean that the age at which we’ll get to retire from Medicare will be significantly higher than we expected.
We’ll see a big difference in how old we are when we’re retired.
If you’re wondering why there hasn’t been a public debate about this, it’s because there has been no debate.
This is partly because we’re so used to the old age pension, which is a government funded pension system.
But it’s also because we know that a high life expectancy is associated with a higher quality of life.
The average life expectancy in Australia is about 72.7 years, with an average life of 87.6 years.
This compares to the average life in the UK at 72.5 years and Germany at 81.1 years.
The Australian average is 81.4 years.
The latest figures are released every two years.
This means that while life expectancy could have changed in the first half of this year, we’re only a few months away from it changing again.
The new figures show that Australia has one of the longest life expectancies in the world, and it has more than doubled in a decade.
This is because we’ve managed to keep pace with population growth.
We’ve managed this by making better use of the resources available to us.
We’ve got people working in the field who are at a higher stage of their life.
We have more people in the workforce, who are doing a job that they’re really good at.
But this growth has been accompanied by a significant increase in deaths.
The latest statistics show that the number of deaths per 100,000 people has risen from 1.7 to 2.5 in the decade to 2020.
That’s a whopping 24 per cent increase.
But the biggest cause of the increase is still diabetes.
Australia has the highest rate of diabetes in the developed world.
It affects one in five Australians.
In 2016, the rate of type 2 diabetes was the highest in the OECD.
In 2019, it was the third highest in Western Europe and the fourth highest in Japan.
This year, it jumped to the fifth highest.
The trend is the same across all age groups.
As we age, our body can make fewer and fewer cells in the pancreas.
This reduces our ability to make insulin, which allows our bodies to store and use glucose, which can then be stored and used by our cells.
We also have a higher rate of heart disease and stroke.
This increases our risk of all of these conditions, which will all affect our ability as a nation to live a long, healthy life.
These statistics are all important to the health of our nation, and they’re part of the reason why we want to make the best of the opportunities available to all Australians.
But we also need to remember that there’s much more to life than a very long life expectancy, so we need to look at the future as well.
A few weeks ago, the National Disability Insurance Scheme announced a plan to extend benefits to people who were disabled.
This was done as part of a package to tackle the financial pressures of an ageing population.
The plan is expected to cover about 4 million people.
While the scheme will give people a boost to their financial wellbeing, it will also create a huge amount of uncertainty.
Many people will feel that their benefits will be reduced if they can’t find work and that their disability will be taken away.
The Government is currently considering a number of options, including rolling out an online application system for people with disabilities to register for benefits.
These will mean that we will not be able just to rely on our own financial resources to make ends meet, but also on the support of people who are already in the labour market.
These changes will be difficult for many people, especially those who rely on the disability support pension.
While we will all benefit from these changes, we need some time to think about the future