The Scramble for Natural Resources: More Food from Less Land
Contributors discuss how research, development and policy change can help ensure the competitors for the globe's natural resources all get a fair go.
Download Focus 175 (PDF) - December 2012
Boosting our SMEs: Optimising Innovation and Technology
Contributors discuss the impact of innovation and technology in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and cross-fertilisation between SME sectors and big business.
Download Focus 174 (PDF) - October 2012
Innovation: Taking Australia's Technology to the Market Place
Contributors discuss the gulf between R&D and innovation - Australia's skill at the former and difficulties with the latter - and the need to bridge the gulf.
Download Focus 173 (PDF) - August 2012
Sustainable Water Management: The Impact of Green Growth Policies
Contributors discuss the implications of a green growth approach to Australia's water issues - and particularly the Murray-Darling Basin in the third decade of the 21st century.
Download Focus 172 (PDF) - June 2012
Women Driving for the Top: Impediments in the Technological Sciences
Contributors discuss the need for Australia to attract and optimise the skills of women in finding and applying the technologies to build a better Australia.
Download Focus 171 (PDF) - April 2012
Productivity Innovation and Prosperity: The Great Australian Challenge
Contributors discuss the need to link productivity, competitiveness and innovation to the achievement of sustainable economic and social futures for Australia.
Download Focus 170 (PDF) - February 2012