My submissions for Australia 2020

For various reasons I didn’t have much time to write submissions yesterday. Yet I’ve said so much about still believing the Australia 2020 Summit to be important — despite plentiful shortcomings — that I felt obliged to write something. In 500 words or less. So I wrote from the heart…

What emerged were two pieces:

  1. For the governance topic: Managing continual, rapid change with a clear framework of values [PDF].
  2. For the topic on “the economy”, which is where discussions of broadband policy ended up: Broadband: It’s about symmetry, not speed [PDF].

I’m well aware that they don’t really provide a properly-researched, well-argued case. Nevertheless I hope that in some way they’ll help influence debate. Comments appreciated — perhaps over where the submissions themselves are blogged.

2 Replies to “My submissions for Australia 2020”

  1. Stil, I know this is a little out there, but 2020 is all about thinking outside the box. I was watching a doco on Animal Planet about the brain power of pigs and it turns out they are extremely good problem solvers. Even better than many monkeys. So I got thinking… What if we have a 2020 Forum for animals (primarily pigs) and harness their intelligence? Can you imagine the possibilities, I can.

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