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ASPI’s Critical Technology Tracker: the global race for future power
The authors of this report argue that Western democracies are losing the global technological competition, including the race for scientific and research breakthroughs, and the ability to retain global talent—crucial ingredients that underpin the development and control of the world’s most important technologies.
Policies to strengthen the resilience of global value chains: empirical evidence from the COVID-19 shock
This paper uses new indicators of global value chain dependencies and exogenous pandemic shocks to econometrically estimate the effects of supply disruptions abroad on domestic output.
Improving economic resilience: enhancing economic resilience of industries and communities to persistent supply chain disruptions
The Productivity Commission has released this issues paper for public consultation. The paper outlines the Commission’s current thinking on supply chains and economic resilience in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas, and poses questions aimed at guiding stakeholder engagement.
National battery strategy: issues paper
The Australian government has released this issues paper issues paper on Australia’s battery industries. It explores how governments, industry and researchers can work together to create and support a sustainable, end-to-end battery supply chain.
Australian silicon action plan
The global deployment of solar power technology, at increasing scale, will be critical to the success of the global energy transition. This report outlines the economic benefits available to Australia by investing in an integrated silicon and solar cell supply chain.
Broken promises: two years of corporate reporting under Australia’s Modern Slavery Act
This report evaluates the extent to which the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) is driving effective action by companies in addressing modern slavery, three years into the Act’s operation.
Chinese coercion, Australian resilience
As bilateral relations stabilise, Australia should work to entrench its position as an indispensable supplier of key commodities to China, argues Richard McGregor in this paper.
Australia’s semiconductor national moonshot
This report lay out a vision for Australia to secure its place in the global semiconductor industry.
Securing Australia’s defence supply chains
Australia faces increasing pressures on the global supply chains connecting national industries to the global economy. This report investigates the current state of play in Australia’s defence supply chains, and strategies that can be used to address emerging risks.
China’s role in supplying critical minerals for the global energy transition: what could the future hold?
The world faces major challenges in responsibly sourcing large quantities of minerals that are critical for the transition to low-carbon energy sources. This report analyses how China's strategic position in regard to critical minerals may evolve, to shed light on current and emerging challenges for...
Regulator’s update: July 2022
The Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (the Act) has been in operation for over 12 months, with 8,885 reporting entities reporting under the scheme and 16,801 payment times reports received to the Register by 30 June 2022. This first update provides a summary of reports...
Australian views on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
This analysis is informed by interviews with officials from across the Australian Government and in industry bodies with portfolios that are relevant to the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework's four pillars. While the authors note that the officials interviewed aren’t the ultimate decision-makers, and that there’s a...
Integrating responsible business conduct in public procurement supply chains: economic benefits to governments
This paper provides insights for policy-makers and practitioners on the economic benefits of integrating responsible business conduct in public procurement supply chains. It analyses both direct and indirect economic benefits, and looks into the broader impact on businesses and individuals beyond national borders.
Pharmac Review: final report
This final review report recommends some current roles undertaken by Pharmac would be better advanced by other agencies, namely what goes on to the vaccination schedule, cataloguing and contracting of medical devices, and holding the leadership role in promoting responsible use of pharmaceuticals.
Inflation in the time of corona and war
The author of this paper argues that recent inflationary pressures have mostly supply-side origins, caused by the COVID-19 crisis, which have been enabled by poor macroeconomic policy choices.
Towards just and resilient supply chains for a digital CBD
Just and resilient supply chains are fundamental to the development of a digital CBD. In order to build digital cities, digital supply chains need to be built first. This report examines the challenges and opportunities through web3 technology to build more resilient, secure and just...
The promise of TradeTech: policy approaches to harness trade digitalization
The interplay of technologies and trade is not new. This publication explores how trade agreements could be a viable channel to advance the adoption of digital technologies and applications and to prevent a fragmented technological environment by encouraging international regulatory cooperation and by promoting regulatory...
Budget blueprint 2022: from recovery to resilience
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.
Revising down the rise of China
The authors of this report argue that China will likely experience a substantial long-term growth slowdown, owing to demographic decline, the limits of capital-intensive growth and a gradual deceleration in productivity growth.
Sustainable industrial jobs in the Hunter: aluminium manufacturing and Australia’s energy advantage
This report argues that the rapid transformation of Australia's aluminium facilities to sustainable sources of electricity would spark substantial economic benefits - for the aluminium industry, its supply chain, and for the burgeoning renewable energy sector.
Fork in the road: impacts of climate change on our food supply
This report shows that climate change is already disrupting every part of the food supply chain. The report asserts that Australia must act quickly to make our supply chains more robust, and also make bigger cuts to our carbon emissions.
An investment-led strategy for building Australia-India economic relations
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...
Digitalisation of conformance and accreditation processes
This paper discusses the challenges to global supply chains in the absence of a standardised framework for the digitalisation of conformance and accreditation processes - including the necessary information architecture and common language to identify, capture and share data of relevance to national product conformance.
Research that matters: societies in drastic change
From vacuum cleaner robots to voice assistants, artificial intelligence has transformed the world we live in. In this episode, Torrens University researchers talk about pushing the boundaries of AI further to solve some of our biggest problems, like COVID-19, supply chain efficiencies, and accounting audits.
The big picture 2
This report provides an updated overview of cultural expenditure trends in Australia between the 2007–08 and 2019–20 periods, drawing on a new release of Australia’s most comprehensive dataset on cultural funding by governments.