Focus issue 166 April 2011
Innovation the key to productivity in economic recovery
Growth, cycles, climate and structural change: two hard decades ahead
By Ross Garnaut
The Dog Days come when the community’s expectations of rising living standards run ahead of the economy’s capacity to support increased expenditure.
Productivity the key for our economy to 2030
By David Murray
When this commodity price cycle changes Australia has to marshall its water resources and become a quality exporter of food to the rest of the world.
Food manufacturing vital for food security
By Geoffrey Annison
Securing a food supply much as it is today will rest on a balance of government policies and market mechanisms.
Managing our water demand in a fickle environment
By Ross Young
The great sustainability challenge is to manage the nexus between water and energy. You can’t generate electricity without water or pump or treat water without electricity.
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