Focus issue 196 June 2016
Chief scientists from around the country look to the future and highlight our opportunities
In this issue:
By Alan Finkel
We must reverse the decline in science and maths participation and performance. In international testing, our students are slipping and this is unacceptable
By Geoff Garrett
Winston Churchill: “The further backward you can look, the further forward you can see”.
Steve Jobs: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking
By Mary O'Kane
If Australia makes some very clever choices on the back of looking at trends, it could absolutely reverse its productivity woes and have a very successful march to 2030.
By Leanna Read
My vision for 2030 is to transform our economic mix to one dominated by export of high value-add goods and services.
By Peter Klinken
Science will provide amazing new opportunities, with the potential to
create new industries. We must be wise and agile enough to grasp them.
By Leonie Walsh
The willingness and flexibility to change in all sectors of the technology ecosystem and the increased openness to collaboration has been encouraging.
Also in this issue:
Promoting Australia's advancement through technology