A prosperous and thriving future for regional Australians will depend on how imaginatively we exploit opportunity and manage the risks that come with change. It will depend on the choices communities make.
Forced decentralisation of government agencies out of Canberra is unlikely to be a viable strategy for regional development. Stronger long term partnerships between the Commonwealth and the regions is a better alternative.
With the right strategies regional communities can build their resilience, begin the low carbon transition while also adapting to climate change.
The Paris Accord 2015 was the ”end of the beginning” in humanity’s quest to mount an effective response to man-made climate change
Most of all we need leaders and teachers who are going to help young people believe that their goals are achievable and that education, creativity and hard work will pay off
Compared to the relatively stable past quarter century, the next 25 years look potentially far more volatile with political and military power being dispersed more and the dominance of one superpower being brought into question