SAF Book: Harnessing interdisciplinary research for innovation and prosperity

Securing Australia’s Future


The book was launched on Wednesday 28 June 2017 at the Shine Dome in Canberra and was followed by a panel session with Dr Alan Finkel, Prof Ian Chubb, Prof Peter McPhee and Dr Christina Parolin. Further details can be found in the media release, An Eye to the Future: Shaping Australia’s Tomorrow.

Securing Australia’s Future: Harnessing interdisciplinary research for innovation and prosperity, explores each of the studies and draws out a set of overarching findings on how to ensure Australia’s future prosperity. These include maintaining Australia’s strong education system; embracing Australia’s relationships in the Asia-Pacific region; and building industries of the future.


Securing Australia’s Future, a four-year, $10 million research program, explores options for shaping the nation’s priorities through a time of economic transition. Funded by the Australian Research Council and delivered by the Australian Council of Learned Academies, the program comprises 11 independent interdisciplinary studies through the Fellowships of Australia’s four Learned Academies. Each study was delivered to the Office of the Chief Scientist for the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and Innovation Council and then the Commonwealth Science Council.

ACOLA: Securing Australia’s Future from ACOLA on Vimeo.