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5. Technology and Australia’s Future: New technologies and their role in our security, cultural, democratic, social and economic systems

Adaptability and innovation are central to a healthy and prosperous future. New technologies (their creation and their uptake) are critical in enabling Australia’s innovative capacity and productive potential. This project will examine the risks and opportunities of a broad range of new and emerging technologies, and evaluate their transformative implications for Australia’s society, democracy, environment, security and trade.

Final report

Technology and Australia’s Future: New technologies and their role in our security, cultural, democratic, social and economic systems, launched by Professor Ian Chubb AC FTSE at The Shine Dome, Canberra at 10.30 Wednesday 23 September 2015, is now available:


Expert Working Group

Professor Rob Evans FAA, FTSE (Co-Chair)
Professor Bob Williamson FAA (Co-Chair)
Dr Genevieve Bell
Professor Rod Broadhurst
Professor Gerard Goggin
Professor Ron Johnston FTSE
Dr Michael Keating FASSA
Professor Stephen King FASSA
Professor John O’Callaghan FTSE

Project Manager

Dana Sanchez Australian Academy of Science

Project services provided by AAS on behalf of ACOLA.