The Advisory Panel

The Panel consists of three members, each working in a part-time capacity:

  • Mr Everald Compton AM (chairperson), recently retired Chair of National Seniors Australia; and Chair of the Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation
  • Professor Gill Lewin, President of the Australian Association of Gerontology; Professor at the Centre for Research on Ageing at Curtin University of Technology; and Research Director at Silver Chain, a provider of community and health services in WA
  • Professor Brian Howe AO, former Deputy Prime Minister with Ministerial experience in the fields of Social Security, Health, Housing and Community Services; and Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne

The Panel will meet each month, rotating between the state capital cities, as well as holding regional meetings in Alice Springs and Armidale. The Panel's monthly meetings will involve targeted consultations with peak representative bodies, relevant experts and members of the public.

A secretariat has been established to support the Panel's work, with staff from the Treasury, the Department of Health and Ageing and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.