GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Australia 2030: Navigating Our Uncertain Future


Author’s Executive Summary:

 Australia has enjoyed an enviable position over the last two decades, with demand for the nation’s abundant resources leading to strong economic growth and rising standards of living. However, we are entering a period of significant change across national and global markets. In light of this rapid pace of change, how will Australia maintain competitiveness in existing industries and build comparative advantage in new and emerging industries?

This report will assist senior decision-makers in government and industry to plan today’s innovation investments to meet future opportunities and challenges. It uses a scenarios-based approach to account for future uncertainty by expand thinking about the future, understand trade-offs between different actions, and guide strategic planning at both a national and corporate level.