Reassessing the Australian National Outlook post COVID-19

The CSIRO Australian National Outlook 2019 (ANO) mapped Australia’s prosperity to 2060, proving a compelling vision of Australia’s future. A year on, COVID-19 demonstrates that no country can escape the consequences of a viral pandemic. The effects of COVID-19 will be felt for years and cut across all prisms of life as we know it. What does Australia’s National Outlook look like now? What are the priority areas for businesses to focus on? What is the role of innovation in leading us towards our 2060 vision? Read more…

30/07/2020 | James Deverell | 0 Comments

Mental health in the age of COVID-19

How can we maintain momentum for mental health reform in Australia and deal with the mental health consequences of COVID-19? PwC Director, Economics and Policy, Dr Sharon Ponniah; Strategy& Partner, Damien Angus; and PwC Partner, Stuart Babbage, write that data, integrated care, better use of technology, and a focus on the social determinants of mental health can drive meaningful reform.
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20/07/2020 | Dr Damien Angus and Dr Sharon Ponniah | 0 Comments

A sustainable legacy for our post-COVID infrastructure spend

Arup Australasia Chair, Peter Chamley, writes that industry has an obligation to ensure infrastructure spending after COVID-19 is informed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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16/07/2020 | Peter Chamley | 0 Comments

Costs, consequences and alternatives to imprisoning First Nations people

University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law Professor, Dr Thalia Anthony, writes that “the momentum of the First Nations Deaths in Custody movement in Australia has provided an opportunity to consider the costs and consequences of incarceration and pave a new path.” Read more…

13/07/2020 | Professor Thalia Anthony | 0 Comments

A C plus for the new higher education prices

Swinburne University of Technology Pro Vice Chancellor (Research Impact) and member of CEDA's Council for Economic Policy, Professor Beth Webster, argues that many of the recently announced changes to university course funding are counterproductive and ignore crucial evidence established by the 2011 Lomax-Smith Review of Higher Education Prices on which she was a panel member.

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08/07/2020 | Professor Beth Webster | 0 Comments