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Title Future proofing Australia : the right answers for our future / edited by Senator Brett Mason & Daniel Wood ; with an introduction by Tony Abbott MP leader of the opposition

Published Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2013
Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Publishing Limited, 2013


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 MELB  303.4994 Mas/Fpa  AVAILABLE
 WATERFT  303.4994 Mas/Fpa  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 264 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction / The Hon. Tony Abbott MHR -- Part I: Society. 1. Education for moral understanding / Dr Kevin Donnelly -- 2. Religion christianity and social capital / Cardinal George Pell -- 3. Health care / Roger Kilham -- 4. Social inclusion? / Senator Mitch Fifield -- 5. Planning well and planning now for our ageing population / The Hon. Andrew Constance MP -- 6. Rights must yield to community prosperity: the fallacy that is a strong right to privacy / Professor Mirko Bagaric -- Part II: Economy. 7. Why a strong mining industry matters / Senator Mathias Cormann --8. Transport infrastructure: capacity and cohesion, community and resolution / The Hon. Tim Fischer AC -- 9. Food security and Australias national interest / Senator Fiona Nash -- 10. Science, technology and innovation in Australia's future / Professor Peter Doherty AC -- 11. The (ab)use of markets / Senator Scott Ryan -- 12. Competition policy for the future: sustaining Australian prosperity through a new round of microeconomic reform / Kelly O'Dwyer MP -- Part III: The nation. 13. Australia's security policy over the next three decades / General Peter Cosgrove -- 14. Australia's water future in the twenty-first century -- Professor John Langford AM -- 15. Federalism: living in interesting times / Protessor Greg Craven -- 16. Demography for Australia's future / Bernard Salt -- 17. Hows the house? Rt Hon Ian Sinclair AC -- 18. Constitutional recognition of Aboriginals: a post-race society / Dr Gary Johns -- Conclusion / Senator Brett Mason
Summary The contributors understand that ideas matter. They want to see Australia identify and ocercome the significant challenges confronting our country, so that future generations continue to enjoy our prosperity, opportunity and lifesyle that are much envied around the world
Analysis Australian
Economic conditions
Political conditions
Social conditions
Notes Special collection: Parliamentary Authors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253 -264)
Subject Social prediction -- Australia.
Australia -- Forecasting.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
ISBN 0522862411 (paperback)
9780522862416 (paperback)