Focus issue 183 April 2014
Innovation policy linked to productivity boost
By John Bell
New policies are urgently needed if we are to use innovation to maintain our standard of living.
Building public confidence in water management
By Ken Matthews
Australia needs to use its science to support public confidence in the quality of water management.
Energy for Australia: chasing the low-carbon solution
By Bruce Godfrey
New manufacturing: will Australia embrace it?
By Mike Heard
New manufacturing is creation and commercialisation of ideas. Exactly where the goods are produced is only one of many business decisions. Production in Australia is not, in itself, the goal.
Meeting the technology challenges in health care
By Karen Reynolds
Technology is a necessary part of providing support and care in the home setting within an increasingly ageing population.
Technology for cities where we live and move more easily
By Max Lay
Cities are about people coming together for commercial and social reasons, but congestion has been around since ancient Babylon and Imperial Rome.
International engagement optimises technological investment
By Michael Manton
There is overwhelming evidence that international engagement is an essential aspect of science, technology and innovation.
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Promoting Australia's advancement through technology