This framework is designed to help direct the actions of government, industry and the community towards achieving a greater proportion of Australians living prosperously in the regions by 2032 and beyond. The framework has been developed from a decade of research and with extensive input...
This document provides key messaging for participants at the 2022 Jobs and Skills Summit on how refugee and humanitarian entrants can and do contribute to meeting Australia’s current and future challenges.
Towards a new vision of innovation through COVID-19? A comparative reading of 11 countries’ strategies
This paper discusses how countries’ vision for science, technology and innovation (STI) priorities has evolved through COVID-19. The analysis was conducted on a sample of 171 STI strategy documents from 11 countries that were released between 2013 and 2021.
This study uses a case study of community activism at Yaroomba, a small town on the Sunshine Coast (SC) of South East Queensland, Australia, to illustrate a campaign of resistance to a proposed beachfront highrise development. The paper's aim was the artefact analysis of these...
This position paper outlines the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering's thoughts on policy requirements needed to support economic growth in Australia.
The Australian Federal Budget is a major annual event. It’s an opportunity for the government of the day to set out its vision for Australia’s future. This paper outlines the Blueprint Institute's assessment of the fiscal position Australia finds itself in.
Papua New Guinea, a nation of now almost nine million people, continues to evolve and adapt. Edited by Professor Stephen Howes and Professor Lekshmi N. Pillai, this book is highly recommended for students, policy-makers and anyone interested in understanding this complex and fascinating country.
This report presents the findings of a literature review about New Zealand’s areas of economic strength (and critical weakness) compared with other countries
After 12 months of collaboration that brought together thought leaders from industry, unions, governments, the community and educational institutions from across Victoria, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has published this summit playbook.
The new rubric presented in this report provides a well-evidenced model for understanding the core elements of Pacific social enterprise, which in turn can inform future investments and planning of sustainable Pacific social enterprise models, unlocking the potential of Pacific communities, families and successful enterprises.
Australia needs to emphasise investment with India to properly unlock the synergies between the two economies. This report identifies three specific strategies for realising this goal: promoting Australia private sector investment into India, the encouragement of joint ventures in global value chains, and the alignment...
To secure enduring prosperity in south-west Queensland, this report argues that the state cannot rely on renewable projects alone—many of the jobs they create are short-term construction jobs, with far fewer long-term stable jobs in maintenance and operations. This report outlines the opportunities that are...
A key recommendation in this report is that the Australian government should support initiatives to improve innovative use of land tenure systems across northern Australia and to make land management more effective and beneficial for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Long-standing inequality between and within regions in the United Kingdom is holding back millions of households and acting as a drag on economic prosperity. This report purposes five major shifts in the old local economic development model if this divide is to be reduced.
This briefing asserts that recognising and resourcing an effective and inclusive development program as a unique national capability can help Australia work with its partners in the region to shape a world that delivers human security, peace and stability, prosperity for all, and a cooperative...
This report provides a summary of of the current-state and future needs of Australia's night time economy as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report aims to help Australia’s capital city councils to plan for the future needs of their night time economies
This report provides the multi-disciplinary context for, and approach to, building a digital CBD. The report draws together expertise surrounding digital technologies and cities from economics, law, the social sciences, media and communications, and cybersecurity, to identify Melbourne’s challenges, transition points and opportunities.
Ba Ria-Vung Tau (BVRT) province is an emerging economic hub in Vietnam, with new developments in infrastructure that make it a competitive destination for Australian investment. This report suggests that Western Australia in particular has a unique opportunity to boost ties, having signed a memorandum...
The purpose of the research is to gain an understanding of the breadth and depth of links between South Island businesses and Asia.