State of the Nation 2010


Demographic change was the theme of the 2010 State of the Nation.

Speakers and panels discussed:
  • How can the Government balance delivery of services with fiscal obligations?
  • How is Australia positioned to deal with future demographic, social, economic and environmental challenges?
  • How can we return to a trajectory of robust growth in productivity in order to cope with long-term economic and social needs?
  • How do we finance our future?
  • Future shape of our cities and infrastructure challenges beyond 2010
  • Australia's demographic challenge
  • International policies and global challenges
  • Driving education, skills and workforce to ensure future growth
  • Australia's energy options in a low emissions future
  • Australia's productivity agenda 

Conference program  
Audio and transcripts

Ministers' speeches
Tony Abbott
Senator Nick Sherry
Lindsay Tanner
Senator Penny Wong

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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