“The fact we are living longer is great news. It’s kind of remarkable that somewhere in the world today, it’s highly probable that a child has been born that’s going to live to be 150. That’s a long time [lol],” he observed, not *entirely* wrongfully.
“They would have said 100 years ago that living to 80 or 90 was a long time,” continued Hockey. “But the question is how we live with dignity and how do we ensure we have a good quality of life the whole way through.This is the conversation we [the government] are going to have with Australia over the next few months.”
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average Australian life expectancy is 80.1 for men and 84.3 for women, a figure which would almost have to double in the very near future for Hockey’s prophecy to ring true, during which time it’s also “highly probable” that we’ll all be dead.