A Vision for Australia 2016 - Spaces of Australian Innovation

How can Australia build and nurture spaces for innovation and creative engagement so that we can become a truly innovative nation? This was the key theme of our 7th Annual Economic Summit, held in the NSW Legislative Assembly Chamber on 15-16 September.

The Summit saw major opportunities for innovation in the emerging domestic satellite and space industry, as well as defence, and called for an ambitious, inspiring and bipartisan vision for Australia to unite and galvanise the country’s innovation effort. The recommendations included the creation of new physical and virtual spaces for collaboration and interaction in Sydney, the removal of cultural and systemic barriers which hinder innovation, university reform in the face of digital competition, the establishment of a national space agency, support for Australian start-ups and young talent, and the change of people’s mindsets to embrace fresh thinking and agility.

A Vision for Australia (formerly the National Economic Review) is an annual Summit designed to lead the debate on productivity, infrastructure, innovation, education, job creation and economic growth. Its parliamentary format encourages open and constructive dialogue and offers unique networking opportunities for its speakers, delegates and international guests.

Each Summit’s theme is informed by the taskforces and stakeholder consultations run by GAP during the year:

Current projects

:: GAP Taskforce on Leadership in Education

:: GAP Taskforce on Productive Ageing

:: GAP Taskforce on the North, Agriculture and the Environment

:: National Economic Review - the Future of jobs: Global Access Partners 6th Annual Growth Summit - 17-18 September 2015, NSW Parliament House, Sydney

:: Vision for Australia