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Media Release, March 13 – Just Cutting Immigration Is Not the Answer

SYDNEY: Australia lacks a long-term strategic approach to addressing the many challenges it faces and Reinvent Australia was established to do something about it. The Four Corners and Q&A programs on the ABC last night highlighted the growing public concern over a "Big Australia". As one answer to hurtling growth, calls have been made by notable Australians including the previous Prime Ministe [...]

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Speaker Event – March 22, 2018, Sydney

You're invited to hear from the renowned Phillip Ruthven who'll address the topic "Can Australia Prosper Without a Strong Manufacturing Base?" at the Sir Stamford Hotel, 93 Macquarie Street, Sydney on March 22. It's FREE. Ray, my taxi driver in Brisbane, summed it up. "This country doesn't believe in making or growing things anymore". Others believe that Australian manufacturing is "dead". Others [...]

Speaker Event – September 28, 2017, Sydney

You're invited to attend our September 28th FREE speaker and networking session. Jonathan Jutsen, Chairman of the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity, and Dr. Sven Teske, Research Director at the University of Technology (UTS) Institute for Sustainable Futures, will address the topic "Is Australia Engaged in an Energy Future?". Each speaker will answer two specific questions: Are our futur [...]

Speaker Event – July 27, 2017, Sydney

Angela Cummine addressed the topic "Is There a Future for Australia's Future Funds?". She answered two specific questions: Who are the beneficiaries of Australia's future funds? Should we trust government to save on our behalf? Angela Cummine is a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow in Political Theory at the University of Oxford - here she is Her rese [...]

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Speaker Event – May 25, 2017, Sydney

Tim Gibson addressed the topic "Opportunities for Australian Manufacturing" and answered two specific questions: Will we be a country that makes things, especially complex things? Can the manufacturing sector deliver high-value jobs for Australians? Tim is Director of Member and Partnership Strategy at The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) - an industry-led body that was established by t [...]

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Speaker Event – March 2, 2017, Sydney

Our special speaker was internationally recognised expert on international relations, Dr Elizabeth Thurbon,  Associate Professor, UNSW, . Topic: “Beyond the TransPacific Partnership: Enhancing Australia’s Prosperity in an Uncertain World” Where: Governor's Room, Sir Stamford Hotel, 93 Macquarie Street, Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6.00 pm [...]

August 25, 2016 – Annual General Meeting

All is set for another year of growth and influence with Reinvent Australia having held it's first Annual General Meeting on August 25, 2016 in Sydney. Elections were held for the Management Committee for the next 12 months (the results are on this site), a revised constitution was adopted and the President, Graham Kenny, presented a report which is available here under Blog. [...]

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July 27, 2016 – Report on April 30 Visioning Day Published

On April 30, 2016 Reinvent Australia held a  National Visioning Day in Sydney. A report based on the views of the 75 delegates has now been published. Titled, "A National Vision for Australia?", it provides views around five questions concerned with: looking forward to 2056; dynamic tensions in a preferred future; the domains or channels for action; the important future metrics; and actions to mov [...]

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April 30, 2016 – Workshop on National Vision

75 people attended the invitation-only, all-day event at the Sir Stamford Hotel in Sydney on April 30. The energy and outcomes at the workshop were terrific. We addressed the question: "How Do We Create a National Vision for Australia". This was tackled under five topics: • Designing a Preferred Future for January 2056 • Identifying the Dynamic Tensions in the 2056 Preferred Future • What Are the [...]

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March 3, 2016 – Workshop: Developing Strategy in Times of Disruption

When: 10-12 midday - 3 March 2016 Where: University of New South Wales, Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, Ground Floor, Building E10 Gate 2, High Street, Kensington. About The theme for this workshop is that successful systemic intervention to create a better future for all of us requires us to work together collaboratively to create a shared vision that reflects many voices – a catch cry that lie [...]

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January 20, 2015 – Official Launch of Reinvent Australia

The official launch of Reinvent Australia will take place in conjunction with PwC, strategy& and AMP Amplify on the topic: Rethinking, Re-imagining and Reinventing Australia. This invitation-only event includes these thought provoking speakers: Paul Shetler, CEO of Digital Transformation Office Michelle Fitzgerald, Chief Digital Officer, City of Melbourne Oliver Freeman, Managing Director, Nev [...]

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RA and The Competitiveness Institute

28 September, 2015 Reinvent Australia announced by the TCI Network (previously The Competitiveness Institute) headquartered in Spain - [...]

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Reinvent Australia in Perth

23 September, President of Reinvent Australia, Graham Kenny, spoke to a business breakfast in Perth on the topic “Planning for Australia’s Competitiveness”. Much interest was expressed by those in attendance, and at his workshops on the two days following, in the plans for Reinvent Australia to play a significant role in the conversation on developing a national vision for Australia. [...]

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Members of Reinvent Australia at UNSW Innovation Summit

Seven members of Reinvent Australia took leading roles in the inaugural University of New South Wales Innovation Summit held at the Westin Hotel in Sydney on September 18. Our President, Dr Graham Kenny, was moderator of an afternoon panel that addressed the topic "Reinventing Australia for Global Competitiveness". Members of the panel included Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt from the Business Schoo [...]

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September 18, Strengthening Australian Innovation & Asia Capability for Global Competitiveness

Reinvent Australia is delighted to be involved in the University of New South Wales Innovation Summit 2015 with the title "Strengthening Australian Innovation & Asia Capability for Global Competitiveness" . This conference to be held in Sydney and is organised by the Australian Innovation & Competitiveness Initiative at the University of New South Wales. The focus will be to look at two ac [...]

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