Annual Review

Impact Evaluation Report

Read our most recent independent impact evaluation report, conducted by Mutual Trust

Our work shifts systems

A nationwide ideas competition focused on creating positive change on the ten things Australians care most about. Leading organisations supported the top 10 ideas to be brought to life.

Conducted by Galaxy Research and commissioned by The Australian Futures Project through the Barrett Values Centre and Corporate Evolution, the National Values Survey showed what Australians value and most care about.

A national initiative connecting the public with experts to get involved in solving four big challenges facing Australia - the energy crisis, the future of work, housing affordability and thriving kids.

It has been extraordinary how widespread the concern is about making these issues to do with decision-making for Australia’s future, and just how much support and interest AFP’s initiatives garner
— John Dewar, Advisory Board Member and Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University
As a nation, we are caught in the terrible vice of short-termism. There are so few organisations that look over the horizon with any sanity, let alone with genuine independence and values, as AFP does
— Alan Oakley, Advisory Board Member and Former Editor, News Corp Australia and Fairfax Media

Our first five-years

Constructive Government-Focussed Initiatives

Two new public-sector Institutions: Parliamentary Leaders Program and 21st Century Service 

1,000+ Public Servants from 25+ Departments and 5% of politicians have participated in our courses

100% of 21st Century Service participants have applied skills and behaviours to their work

100% of all Parliamentary Leaders participants stated that the course had a positive influence on their ability to govern


Citizen-Focussed Initiatives

Two new platforms to engage Australians: What's the Future, Australia? and My Big Idea

1,100 Australians surveyed for the National Values Assessment 

30 experts participated to answer the publics burning questions for What's the Future, Australia? 

Four citizen-led initiatives supported through What's the Future? and 12 new citizen-led solutions to complex societal challenges through My Big Idea


Thought Leadership: Articulating the Big Picture

Three major cross-sector roundtables convened, leading to new initiatives 

Two national polls conducted and disseminated through summary analysis 

Anchor of four Boss/Optus 'True Leaders Game Changers' podcasts

12 papers on discrete topics and system-level issues that investigate how the change system works, where the levers for change lie and how to activate them