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Securing Australia's Future

Harnessing Interdisciplinary Research for Innovation and Prosperity

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Securing Australia's Future by Simon Torok
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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.

Author Biography

Dr Simon Torok, has worked in communication for more than 20 years, including as Communication Manager for CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, as a climate change communicator at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in England, and as editor of two science magazines for young people. Simon has a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from the Australian National University, and completed a PhD in climate change science at the University of Melbourne. Paul Holper worked for CSIRO in the environmental research field for over 25 years, in senior communication and research management roles. He managed the Australian Climate Change Science Program, was convenor of the high-profile Australian climate change science 'Greenhouse' conference series, and was Communication Manager for Atmospheric Research. Paul has an Honours degree in chemistry and qualifications in science communication and education. Simon and Paul are Directors of science and environment communication company Scientell. They have together co-authored 19 popular books on science, technology and climate change, published by ABC Books, CSIRO Publishing, Oxford University Press and Pan Macmillan, several of which have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Hungarian.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2017
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Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
CSIRO Publishing
Pages
208
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781486306695
Product ID
26605422

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