Focus issue 170 February 2012
Seeing productivity through new eyes
By Nicholas Gruen
We need some real breakthroughs in our Federal arrangements on which to build reform in health, education and other areas so that increased funding isn’t wasted.
Productivity, competitiveness and innovation: getting to the essence
By Matthew Butlin
The current situation has serious implications because it puts at risk current living standards that are boosted by the terms of trade.
Productivity growth through innovation
By Patricia Kelly
Industries and firms will need to become more knowledge-intensive, more nimble and be able to quickly identify and leverage new sources of competitive advantage.
Innovation will drive future manufacturing
By Mark O'Donohue
Direct potable reuse is not being considered for the immediate future, but the AWRCE thinks, in some regions at least, Australia should be exploring the proposition.
Also in this issue:
Promoting Australia's advancement through technology