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Innovation: the test is yet to come

10 Dec 2015
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Education is the sector that most urgently needs to be freed from the Abbott legacy

EVER since his ascent to the prime ministership, Malcolm Turnbull has represented a puzzle. Is the leadership change, as Tony Abbott and Labor argue, a mere change in symbolism masking a continuation of the substantive policies of the new PM’s predecessor? Or is he offering something genuinely new?

The release of the PM’s National Innovation and Science Agenda raises this question in a particularly acute form. Turnbull has made this his signature initiative, and has promised a change in direction for the nation. But the statement is, at best, a first step in the direction of a knowledge-based, innovation-oriented society…

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