May 2017 Non-fiction CSIRO

Securing Australia's Future: Harnessing Interdisciplinary Research for Innovation and Prosperity Simon Torok, Paul Holper

Paperback | May 2017 | CSIRO Publishing | 9781486306695 | 208pp | 245x170mm | GEN | AUD$35.00, NZD$42.99

Key themes from ACOLA's research into Australia's strengths, education, productivity and more 

The future will bring change for Australia. But whether that change is for the better or worse largely depends on the decisions we make today as individuals and as a nation. Recognising rapid changes in the global economy, environment and policy, the Australian Government engaged the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) to undertake detailed interdisciplinary research to help guide Australian thinking and policy decisions. Dozens of Australia's finest minds assessed the opportunities available to us globally and domestically, charting a course for the future. The resulting findings can prepare Australia to address the challenges ahead and make the most of the opportunities.

Securing Australia's Future synthesises the major themes that emerge from ACOLA's reports. The chapters examine Australia's strengths, education, productivity and innovation, engagement with Asia, and energy and the environment. Each chapter includes key findings designed to optimise Australia's prosperity and place in the region.

The future is a long game but its base must be built now. This book provides a vision for the nation, for our politicians, public servants and industry leaders – a sound footing for securing Australia's future.

This title is a vital resource for Members of Federal and State parliaments, senior public servants, industry leaders, universities and the interested public.