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									 The productivity agenda
Co-chairs:            Warwick Smith
                      Julia Gillard

Lead facilitator:     Tony Mackay

Public submissions:   923
                                     Summary of Stream
                •    Maximising wealth, excellence and equity by driving up productivity to the leading
Ambition             edge of developed countries
and             •    Focusing on human capital through early childhood development, world-class
                     education, skills formation and innovation
Goals           •    We‟ll know we‟re there when all Australians realise their potential

               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
Priority                  in excellence and inclusion
Themes                Deploy Australia‟s human capital efficiently and fairly including by overcoming
                          barriers that lock individuals and communities out of real opportunities
                      Connect through collaborations in education, business and innovation

              Parents’ and Children’s Centres: Integrated services for children‟s health, development,
               learning and care
              Community Corps: Allow community service to reduce a person‟s HECS-HELP debt
              Learning for life account: Develop lifetime participation accounts for every Australian
Top           2020 Scholarships: Merit-based scholarships in skills shortage areas
Ideas         Business – school connections: Australia‟s top companies, local businesses,
               universities and vocational institutions partner with schools
              Golden Guru: Retired people as mentors in the workplace
              One Curriculum: Create one national curriculum with freed up funds going to
               children in schools
Options for the future of
 Indigenous Australia
Co-chairs:            Jackie Huggins
                      Jenny Macklin

Lead facilitator:     Lynette Glendinning

Public submissions:   698
                        Summary of Stream
Ambition    • Based on national dialogue, formal legal recognition
and         • Able, productive, confident families and youth
Goals       • Parity with other Australians

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

            • New education framework, enabling choice
            • Future Fund to build capacity and capital works
Top Ideas   • Economic Development Strategy
            • Value and use Aboriginal and Torres Strait knowledge
              - Centres, global identity, digital liberation
            • Change lexicon of public discourse + public education
                                       More Top Ideas
Health and Education
•   Individual learning and health compacts (case management)
•   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 childhood

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 governance
      The future of the
     Australian 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
                            Priority Themes
• Federalism - a more efficient truly national economy with a
  substantial change to Federal model

• Taxation – holistic review for fairness simplicity and efficiency

• Infrastructure - enabling productive investment in priorities via
  efficient regulation

• Regulation - to encourage investment and improve efficiency

• Public sector - high-quality open and transparent with public

• Talent – unleashing and investing in talent
                                            Top Ideas
•   Create independent Federation Commission to drive fundamental and
    sustainable improvements to Federalism
•   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 policies
•   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 funding

•   Reform discrimination laws/support/ accountabilities to remove all barriers
    to participation
    A long-term national
       health strategy
Co-chairs:            Michael Good
                      Nicola Roxon

Lead facilitator:     Larry Kamener

Public submissions:   1104
                       Ambitions and Goals

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

• Promote better translation of Australia‟s research efforts into commercial and
  health outcomes

• Create a “Healthbook” web-based personal health record (like a Facebook)
                      Out-of-the-box ideas
1.   A “Wellness Footprint”

2.   First Aid training for all Australian kids delivered by

3.   Opt-out system for organ donation

4.   Health Impact Statements

5.   Half-an-hour physical activity built into sedentary jobs
Australia‟s future security
     and prosperity
Co-chairs:            Michael Wesley
                      Stephen Smith

Lead facilitator:     Siobhan McKenna

Public submissions:   625
                             Summary of Stream
Ambition    •   An effective global citizen
            •   A deeper engagement with Asia and the Pacific
            •   Making languages and cultures of our region familiar to all Australians

            •   Develop Australia’s literacy in our region’s languages and cultures
            •   Closer Economic and Political Integration with the Pacific
            •   Closer engagement with major economies: US, Japan, China, India
Themes      •   Promote the central importance of global governance
            •   Respond to a broader view of emerging security challenges

            •   A comprehensive national strategic plan for Asian literacy in Australia,
                to enhance our engagement in trade, security and people to people
            •   Labour Mobility: A rights-based labour mobility program for the Pacific.
Top Ideas   •   Establish a regional energy security forum including all four majors and
            •   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
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
Ambition   •   Respond to the unprecedented challenge of climate change.

and        •   Taking the brief opportunity to act now to safeguard and shape our future
           •   By 2020
           •   Australia will be the world‟s 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 change.
           •   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
                                                                   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 investment.
       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 neighbourhoods.
      –    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 consumption.

•   A National Indigenous Knowledge Centre to be established and maintained by indigenous people.

•   Australia will have a population policy, and immigration program that works in the national interest.

•   Expand the use of a wider range of market mechanisms to acquire water entitlements from over-allocated systems.

•   The ETS and the long-run carbon price must drive a transition to clean energy technologies.
      The future of
  Australian governance
Co-chairs:            John Hartigan
                      Maxine McKew

Lead facilitator:     Tim Orton

Public submissions:   784
                       Summary of Stream
Five big ideas
1. An Australian Republic
2. Collaborative governance – revolutionise the way
   government and communities interact
3. Modern Australian federation – reinvigorate the
4. Bill or Charter of rights for all Australians, including
   Indigenous Australians
5. Open and accountable government
                    Summary of Stream
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 and
      social inclusion
Co-chairs:            Tim Costello
                      Tanya Plibersek

Lead facilitator:     Hal Bisset

Public submissions:   1159
                           Summary of Stream
Ambition   • By 2020, Australia is known throughout the world for
             its diverse, compassionate, fair and respectful
Goals      •   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 investment
                – regards social inclusion as equal and integral to a buoyant
                   economy and a healthy environment
                       Summary of Stream
           • Making social inclusion a national priority
Priority   • Creating a common understanding about the society
Themes       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
            BIG IDEA
            •     Human Rights Charter and a National Action Plan for Social
Top Ideas         Inclusion
            •     A National Development Index that measures progress against
                  social inclusion
            BIG POLICY IDEAS
            •     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
            •     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 for
      rural industries and
       rural communities
Co-chairs:            Tim Fischer
                      Tony Burke
Lead facilitator:     Graeme Simsion
Public submissions:   611
Australia: 31 Provinces
1922 New Staters Map
                        THE BIG IDEA
 Nationwide harmonisation and standardisation
Nationwide harmonisation and standardisation is urgent.

   •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 reform.

   •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

•Nationwide harmonisation of regulation, standards and

•Development of appropriate incentive schemes to promote
environmentally sustainable behaviour and strategies

•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 a
       creative Australia
Co-chairs:            Cate Blanchett
                      Julianne Schultz
                      Peter Garrett

Lead facilitator:     Andy Schollum

Public submissions:   464
                                                     Summary of Stream
            •      Creativity is central to sustaining and defining the nation, fuelling the imaginations of citizens, nurturing our children and
Ambition           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
and                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.
Goals       •      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.

            •      Link the creative arts and education
            •      Generating new investment models (private and public)
Priority    •      Creativity in the new economy central to innovation
Themes      •      Distribution of creative content via broadcasting and broadband networks, and major
            •      Indigenous core and centrality of arts

        •   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 R&D, 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
Top     •   Fund creative endeavours through a 1% creative dividend from all Government Departments for expenditure on arts (including design, performance,
            installation )
Ideas   •   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 Authority.
        •   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
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