We partnered with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald to take an in-depth look at the big issues for Australia, including democracy, tax reform, climate change, infrastructure and the obesity crisis. What's stopping action? Where do the solutions lie? We are excited to announce two new instalments of The Future Fix coming this month:
1. Feed the Masses - Melbourne Panel Event, 19 March
2. Skilling up - Sydney Panel Event, 27 March
Stay tuned for explainer articles on each of these topics from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
“We’re all in a system, and we actually all make up that system, and we all determine whether that system works well or not”
Ralph Ashton, Executive Director, Australian Futures Project, on how to short-circuit short-termism in Australia.
The Future Fix Panel Events
The Age Live: Feed the Masses
Tuesday 19 March
6pm - 7.30pm
ZINC, Federation Square, Melbourne
Just how will we feed 50 million Australians and a ravenous growing region? Is business filling the innovation void? And is Government prepared to make the brave long-term calls?
Join The Age’s National Editor Tory Maguire and our special panel line-up – Jessica Irvine (Senior Economics Writer, The Age), Ralph Ashton (Director, Australian Futures Project), Tony Bacic (Director of the La Trobe Institute for Agriculture & Food) and Joost Bakker (Environmental activist and restaurateur) – as they examine solutions to short-termism in Australian policy making, specifically related to food security for the future.
SMH Live: Skilling Up
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
6pm - 7.30pm
Google HQ, Pyrmont, Sydney
What government policies are holding us back in innovation? Is business filling the innovation void? And are we creating a workforce able to take us forward?
Join The Herald’s National Editor Tory Maguire and our special panel line-up – Jessica Irvine (Senior Economics Writer, Herald), Ralph Ashton (Director, Australian Futures Project), Dominic Price (Work Futurist, Atlassian) and Sally-Ann Williams (Engineering Community and Outreach Manager for Google Australia) – as they examine solutions to short-termism in Australian policy making, related to skills and innovation.