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Baby boomers go to Bateman’s bay – let the younguns run this town!

By stirred408 - 4 November 2008 75

I heard somewhere that 50% of the ACT’s population is over 50.  

Can that be right?  

Is this town going to turn into a waiting room for the graveyard?

I think half the problem with this place is that the older generation that moved here in the 70’s do not want to see the place change.  

They are opposed to everything new.

The Commonwealth and ACT public service are filled with these bludgers.  

Do we have to wait 30 years for them to disappear before this town can grow?  

Discuss…. 

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Baby boomers go to Bateman’s bay – let the younguns run this town!
Granny 10:49 am 04 Nov 08

Wasn’t Logan’s Run over 30?

rosebud 10:41 am 04 Nov 08

Canberra could be the first to establish a Logan’s Run republic. Bring on the Carousel. Now who should be first…hmmmmmm…

Granny 10:13 am 04 Nov 08

As Joh would say: “Don’t you worry about that!”

stirred408 10:11 am 04 Nov 08

You must have started early is you are a granny at 45!

Granny 10:09 am 04 Nov 08

Woo hoo! Another five years before I hit the firing squad!!

*chuckle*

stirred408 10:07 am 04 Nov 08

under 50 can mean 45 aswell as 18 Thumper!

BerraBoy68 10:06 am 04 Nov 08

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Discuss….

F.ck off.

Ah WMC , pithy yet pointless.

Granny 9:57 am 04 Nov 08

*hehehe*

; )

Thumper 9:54 am 04 Nov 08

These people over 50 are clogging up top positions in the public service so it is hard for the younguns (who are struggling to buy their first house) to earn a higher income. While the baby boomers are onto their third or fourth investment property

Bastards, they should be shot. How dare they work for 40 years and be earning good money and buying things.

Redistribute the wealth! Viva la revolution! Wait till the capitalist pig boomers are up against the wall and they change their tune!

How dare they earn more money than people straight out of uni or school.

Deano 9:52 am 04 Nov 08

According to the ABS, the median age of Canberrans is 34.6, second youngest after the NT.

More detailed age distribution is available here.

More interesting is the distribution of age by suburb. There are going to be some prime inner north and south properties coming onto the market in the next few years.

But don’t let facts get in the way a good argument.

Granny 9:36 am 04 Nov 08

Euthanasia.

You know it makes sense.

stirred408 9:29 am 04 Nov 08

too right ageism is alive and well.

These people over 50 are clogging up top positions in the public service so it is hard for the younguns (who are struggling to buy their first house) to earn a higher income. While the baby boomers are onto their third or fourth investment property.

I know that there is a skills shortage and governments and are supposedly finding it hard to fill public service vacancies – but it is mainly at the bottom level.

What the answer is – I don’t know… but I just feel like having a whinge…

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:28 am 04 Nov 08

Discuss….

F.ck off.

Granny 9:24 am 04 Nov 08

Ageism is alive and well.

Gungahlin Al 9:19 am 04 Nov 08

Well I heard something on a radio report a year or two back that some 50% of the Canberra public servants are going to retire within the next 10 years I think they said.

So I guess that means the answer to your question is no. Meaning the career development opportunities for the rest of us should open up nicely.

And the various grad programs continue to bring vast numbers of young people into town, many of whom stay on after their rotations.

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