1. Australia’s comparative advantage

saf01Establishing proper policy foundations, combined with public support and effective leadership, will better place Australia on a trajectory for national well-being. While change is challenging, the benefits of systematic reform and investment in our future to build Australia’s comparative advantage will mean higher living standards, increased equity and greater sustainability.

This interdisciplinary report explores how to build and secure Australia’s future through comparative advantage. For the report this means creating and taking advantage of Australia’s strengths, and ensuring flexibility and resilience in the pursuit of this ambition. The report provides a national roadmap for decisions about the future and the conditions that can underpin achieving Australia’s best.

Final Report

Australia’s Comparative Advantage, launched by Professor John Hewson AM at University House, Canberra on Monday 16 November 2015, is now available:

Expert Working Group

Professor Glenn Withers AO, FASSA (Chair)
Peter Laver AM, FTSE, HonFIEAust, FAusIMM (Deputy)
Professor Graham Farquhar AO, FAA, FRS
Professor Chris Gibson
Associate Professor Sally Gras
Professor Joseph Lo Bianco AM,FAHA
Professor Rodney Maddock
Dr John Prescott AC, FTSE

Project Manager

Sunita Kumar Publications and Communications Manager, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Project services provided by ASSA on behalf of ACOLA.