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Title: The productivity agenda

The productivity agenda
  • Co-chairs Warwick Smith
  • Julia Gillard
  • Lead facilitator Tony Mackay
  • Public submissions 923

Summary of Stream Discussion
  • Ambition
  • and
  • Goals
  • Maximising wealth, excellence and equity by
    driving up productivity to the leading edge of
    developed countries
  • Focusing on human capital through early childhood
    development, world-class education, skills
    formation and innovation
  • Well know were there when all Australians
    realise their potential

Priority Themes
  • Material resources are finite but intellectual
    capital is unlimited so we need to
  • Equip all Australians through an education and
    training system that leads the world in
    excellence and inclusion
  • Deploy Australias human capital efficiently and
    fairly including by overcoming barriers that lock
    individuals and communities out of real
  • Connect through collaborations in education,
    business and innovation

Top Ideas
  • Parents and Childrens Centres Integrated
    services for childrens health, development,
    learning and care
  • Community Corps Allow community service to
    reduce a persons HECS-HELP debt
  • Learning for life account Develop lifetime
    participation accounts for every Australian
  • 2020 Scholarships Merit-based scholarships in
    skills shortage areas
  • Business school connections Australias top
    companies, local businesses, universities and
    vocational institutions partner with schools
  • Golden Guru Retired people as mentors in the
  • One Curriculum Create one national curriculum
    with freed up funds going to children in schools

Options for the future ofIndigenous Australia
  • Co-chairs Jackie Huggins
  • Jenny Macklin
  • Lead facilitator Lynette Glendinning
  • Public submissions 698

Summary of Stream Discussion
  • Ambition
  • and
  • Goals
  • Based on national dialogue, formal legal
  • Able, productive, confident families and youth
  • Parity with other Australians

Priority Themes
  • New bipartisan dialogue recognition
  • New independent accountability and service
    delivery arrangements for Govt
  • Focus on children and their families

Top Ideas
  • New education framework, enabling choice
  • Future Fund to build capacity and capital works
  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Value and use Aboriginal and Torres Strait
    knowledge - Centres, global identity, digital
  • Change lexicon of public discourse public

More Top Ideas
  • Health and Education
  • Individual learning and health compacts (case
  • Boarding schools, hostels/ options within
    communities to expand ed. choice
  • Aboriginal Healing Fund to build capacity
  • Importance of tackling alcohol and drugs
  • Early intervention /prevention for early
  • Economic development
  • Importance of jobs
  • National review of Indigenous business survey
  • Better CW-State co-ordination of services Tax
    Concessions Entrepreneurial Fund Indigenous
    Business Alliance Clusters corporate
    partnerships performance targets and KPIs in
    Govt contracts
  • Closing gap Annual Report to include business
    ownership target

Low Cost Ideas
  • Support the UN Declaration on Rights of
    Indigenous Peoples
  • Sister school arrangements
  • Importance of symbols ANZAC Day, Aboriginal
    place names, public art work
  • Indigenous targets in Govt contracts
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    representation in national and corporate

The future of theAustralian economy
  • Co-chairs David Morgan
  • Wayne Swan
  • Lead facilitator Adam Lewis
  • Public submissions 1079

Ambitions and Goals
  • To make Australia the best place in the world to
    live and work
  • With strong and stable economic growth and
    employment (top 5 GDP/capita), low inflation
  • This will require urgent action to increase
    economic capacity through the creation of a truly
    national, efficient, sustainable, innovative and
    inclusive economy supported by seamless regulation

Priority Themes
  • Federalism - a more efficient truly national
    economy with a substantial change to Federal
  • Taxation holistic review for fairness
    simplicity and efficiency
  • Infrastructure - enabling productive investment
    in priorities via efficient regulation
  • Regulation - to encourage investment and improve
  • Public sector - high-quality open and transparent
    with public debate
  • Talent unleashing and investing in talent

Top Ideas
  • Create independent Federation Commission to drive
    fundamental and sustainable improvements to
  • Conduct a comprehensive tax review to consider
    measures to simplify taxes, harmonise and ensure
    a progressive system as intended
  • Regulation reform to reduce regulation overlaps
    and complexity and to incentivise timely
    investment in infrastructure
  • Create national infrastructure priorities (and
    priority-setting body)
  • Re-establishing annual budgets as the primary
    priority-setting mechanism for Government
  • Develop fluid career paths between
    public/private/other sector to improve the
    quality of public sector
  • National Education and qualification
    accreditation system and increased education
  • Reform discrimination laws/support/
    accountabilities to remove all barriers to

A long-term nationalhealth strategy
  • Co-chairs Michael Good
  • Nicola Roxon
  • Lead facilitator Larry Kamener
  • Public submissions 1104

Ambitions and Goals
  • Close the gap and be the Healthy Country for
  • Have a health system structured around the person
    rather than the provider
  • Have a system more focused on prevention
  • Be a world-leader in research and translation
    (including technology)
  • One Health System
  • Ambition
  • and
  • Goals

Eight Big Ideas
  • Create a Health Equalities Commission
  • Create a national preventative health agency
    (akin to VicHealth)
  • Set-up a regional health partnership (akin to an
    ASEAN model)
  • Ensure evidence-based allocation of resources
  • Make healthy food choices easy
  • Complete rethink of the shape of the health
  • Promote better translation of Australias
    research efforts into commercial and health
  • Create a Healthbook web-based personal health
    record (like a Facebook)

Out-of-the-box ideas
  • A Wellness Footprint
  • First Aid training for all Australian kids
    delivered by volunteers
  • Opt-out system for organ donation
  • Health Impact Statements
  • Half-an-hour physical activity built into
    sedentary jobs

Australias future securityand prosperity
  • Co-chairs Michael Wesley
  • Stephen Smith
  • Lead facilitator Siobhan McKenna
  • Public submissions 625

Summary of Stream Discussion
  • Ambition
  • and
  • Goals
  • An effective global citizen
  • A deeper engagement with Asia and the Pacific
  • Making languages and cultures of our region
    familiar to all Australians

Priority Themes
  • Develop Australias literacy in our regions
    languages and cultures
  • Closer Economic and Political Integration with
    the Pacific
  • Closer engagement with major economies US,
    Japan, China, India
  • Promote the central importance of global
  • Respond to a broader view of emerging security
  • A comprehensive national strategic plan for Asian
    literacy in Australia, to enhance our engagement
    in trade, security and people to people exchanges
  • Labour Mobility A rights-based labour mobility
    program for the Pacific.
  • Establish a regional energy security forum
    including all four majors and Australia
  • A high level advisory council to advise on our
    response to emerging security challenges such as
    pandemics, energy security, transnational crime,
    people trafficking and climate change

Top Ideas
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A deeper engagement with the Pacific
Population, sustainability,climate change, water
  • Co-chairs Roger Beale
  • Penny Wong
  • Lead facilitator Jennifer Westacott
  • Public submissions 1335

Summary of Stream Discussion
  • Ambition
  • and
  • Goals
  • Respond to the unprecedented challenge of climate
  • Taking the brief opportunity to act now to
    safeguard and shape our future prosperity.
  • By 2020
  • Australia will be the worlds leading green and
    sustainable economy.
  • We will be on track to decrease our ecological
    footprint while continuing to grow our economy
    and improve our quality of life.
  • We will have harnessed the potential of our
    natural assets and human resources to turn the
    challenge of climate change to our advantage.
  • We will be making a major contribution to a
    comprehensive global response.
  • We will have dramatically reduced our emissions
    and engaged the community and business to adapt
    to the unavoidable consequences of climate
  • Environmental considerations will be fully
    integrated into decision making at all levels.
  • We will have reduced our dependency on climate
    sensitive water resources in towns and cities.

Priority themes
  • An integrated, whole-of-government approach
    underpinned by clear targets and measurement with
    independent reporting.
  • Strong national leadership.
  • Stakeholder engagement, capacity building and the
    importance of changing incentives.
  • Education and behavioural change.
  • Involving indigenous people in policy development
    and implementation.

Top ideas
  • A National Sustainability, Population and Climate
    Change Agenda.
  • A whole-of-government approach to climate change
    and sustainability policy, encompassing
    government expenditure, taxation, regulation and
  • Audit on governments performance.
  • Further investment directed into research and
    development, and deployment to enable a low
    emissions energy revolution.
  • A set of national environmental accounts,
    including carbon and water accounts, linked with
    the current national economic accounts.
  • A National Sustainable Cities Program for a
    nationally consistent approach to urban and
    regional planning, driving water efficiency and
    reductions in emissions.
  • Supported by tax and other policies that
    encourage the use of public transport relative to
    other modes of transport.
  • Transform the ecological footprint of the built
    environment with national planning, building and
    product standards to reduce water and energy
    consumption in our homes and in our
  • Support for low-income households and consider
    housing affordability implications.
  • Carbon neutrality for all new buildings
    constructed beyond 2020.
  • Before 2020, all Australians could have the tools
    to enable them to measure and manage their
    personal carbon footprint.
  • Access to smart meters for energy and water
  • A National Indigenous Knowledge Centre to be
    established and maintained by indigenous people.

The future of Australian governance
  • Co-chairs John Hartigan
  • Maxine McKew
  • Lead facilitator Tim Orton
  • Public submissions 784

Summary of Stream Discussion
  • Five big ideas
  • An Australian Republic
  • Collaborative governance revolutionise the way
    government and communities interact
  • Modern Australian federation reinvigorate the
  • Bill or Charter of rights for all Australians,
    including Indigenous Australians
  • Open and accountable government

Summary of Stream Discussion
  • Three Concrete policy proposals
  • Preamble in Constitution to recognise first
    peoples custodianship
  • Automatic enrolment (low cost)
  • National Cooperation Commission (low cost)

Strengthening communities,supporting families
andsocial inclusion
  • Co-chairs Tim Costello
  • Tanya Plibersek
  • Lead facilitator Hal Bisset
  • Public submissions 1159

Summary of Stream Discussion
  • By 2020, Australia is known throughout the world
    for its diverse, compassionate, fair and
    respectful society.
  • By 2020, every Australian
  • is valued by, and participating in, society
  • has meaningful access to education, work, health,
    housing, justice, care and life opportunities
  • has a safe, healthy and supported childhood that
    allows them to fulfil their potential
  • By 2020, Australian society
  • embraces and celebrates indigenous people
  • focuses on long-term prevention and is
    experiencing the benefits of a return on social
  • regards social inclusion as equal and integral to
    a buoyant economy and a healthy environment

Ambition and Goals
Summary of Stream Discussion
Priority Themes
  • Making social inclusion a national priority
  • Creating a common understanding about the society
    that we want and value
  • Establishing a new framework for leadership and
    governance to achieve social inclusion
  • Building and strengthening local communities
  • Supporting and empowering families
  • Reducing disadvantage and poverty

Summary of Stream Discussion
Top Ideas
  • Human Rights Charter and a National Action Plan
    for Social Inclusion
  • A National Development Index that measures
    progress against social inclusion
  • Early intervention and prevention
  • National Coordinating Body for the community
    sector to create a new way of working with
    government at all levels
  • Microfinance Foundation to support disadvantaged
    groups in the establishment of their own business
  • Establishment of the Housing Foundation to fund
    responses homelessness.
  • Reforming the way government funds community
    organisations to ensure their viability
  • Volumetric taxing of alcohol with revenue to be
    used for services
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme.
  • National statement by the PM on creating a
    non-violent society.

Future directions forrural industries andrural
  • Co-chairs Tim Fischer
  • Tony Burke
  • Lead facilitator Graeme Simsion
  • Public submissions 611

Australia 31 Provinces
1922 New Staters Map
  • Nationwide harmonisation and standardisation
  • Nationwide harmonisation and standardisation is
  • This should include uniform regulation,
    licensing, standards and enforcement for
    transport (both road and rail) and agriculture.
    State regulatory reforms would be encouraged
    through federal government incentives and
    penalties linked to the rate of progressive
  • Future infrastructure investment decisions should
    be approached from a national perspective.

Priority themes
  • The challenges posed by climate change with
    particular emphasis on its impacts on the food,
    fibre and forestry value chains
  • Nationwide harmonisation of regulation, standards
    and enforcement
  • Development of appropriate incentive schemes to
    promote environmentally sustainable behaviour and
  • Attraction, recruitment and retention of people,
    families and business to remote, rural and
    regional communities
  • Broad parity of access to infrastructure and
    services for remote, rural and regional Australia

Towards acreative Australia
  • Co-chairs Cate Blanchett
  • Julianne Schultz
  • Peter Garrett
  • Lead facilitator Andy Schollum
  • Public submissions 464

Summary of Stream Discussion
  • Creativity is central to sustaining and defining
    the nation, fuelling the imaginations of
    citizens, nurturing our children and nourishing
    healthy communities. Indigenous culture is
    central to this. Creativity is broader than the
    arts, but the arts are central to creativity
  • We will aim to double cultural output by 2020. To
    achieve this there is a need to implement
    policies that will produce a sustainable creative
    sector and support artists, build educational
    capacity, integrate Indigenous and settler
    perspectives and recognise the centrality of the
    arts and creativity to the whole economy.
  • This will result in increased personal capacity
    and confidence of all citizens, including
    artists, a stronger economy and greater
    international understanding of Australia as a
    mature, creative, innovative society.
  • Ambition
  • and
  • Goals
  • Link the creative arts and education
  • Generating new investment models (private and
  • Creativity in the new economy central to
  • Distribution of creative content via broadcasting
    and broadband networks, and major institutions
  • Indigenous core and centrality of arts

Priority Themes
  • Bring art into our schools by introducing
    practitioners in residence via a national
    mentoring plan funded by philanthropic funds and
    tax incentives
  • Mandate creative, visual and performing arts
    subjects in national curricula with appropriate
    reporting requirements for schools. Explore new
    opportunities for extension and development such
    as Creativity Summer Schools, pre-service and
    in-service training for teachers
  • Digitise the collections of major national
    institutions by 2020
  • Make creativity a national research priority with
    funding access to RD, ARC and similar funding
  • Create a National Endowment Fund for the Arts
    incorporating public endowment and private
    philanthropy (including patronage), and provide a
    wide range of support including loans and grants
    a review of philanthropy and tax incentives to
    support organisations and individual artists and
    expand the scope of Prescribed Private Funds
  • Fund creative endeavours through a 1 creative
    dividend from all Government Departments for
    expenditure on arts (including design,
    performance, installation )
  • Develop mechanisms to reward success
  • Federal responsibility for public liability
    obligations for arts organisations
  • Creativity is central to Australian life and
    Indigenous culture is the core to this. To
    measure, document and leverage the strengths of
    this culture, to articulate our role and improve
    protection of indigenous culture, language and
    heritage through a National Indigenous Cultural
  • A whole of government approach to the arts,
    culture, design and the creative economy across
    all sectors, including improved resourcing,
    linkages and access by using broadband
    connections and including building connections
    between sports and arts
  • Facilitation of artists in residence across all
    industries and institutions to engage in story
    telling, sense making and capacity building
  • Develop a national cultural and design strategy
    and policy

Top Ideas
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