Australia's comparative advantage

Glenn Withers, Nitin Gupta, Natalie Larkins, Lyndal Curtis

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


    Government has identified the 'opportunities and challenges of an economy in transition' as a key issue for Australia as it faces a rapidly changing global environment. In seeking to 'Secure Australia's Future', this multidisciplinary research project aimed to identify Australia's distinctive strengths and comparative advantages; establish which contexts and policy settings encourage creativity and innovation, adaptability and resilience; and explore the natural, geographical, economic, social, cultural, and scientific attributes and capabilities needed to thrive as a nation. In commissioning this project in October 2012, the aims of the Office of the Chief Scientist were to address issues including, but not limited to: the characteristics of Australia's environment, biodiversity, location, cultural composition and other distinctive contexts that define the niches in which we can prosper in the global environment; what makes us unique and/or attractive as partners in R&D, industry and innovation; and the advantages we can build on that will assist us in positioning ourselves to enhance productivity, innovation, fairness and equity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Commissioning bodyAustralian Council of Learned Academies
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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