Building Australia’s resilience

The Building Australia’s Resilience program assembled some of Australia’s leading thinkers
to give their perspectives on the extent and direction of resilience across our nation’s social, economic and ecological systems in an era that promises major economic, social, technological and environmental change.
  • Rapid and surprising change
    Posted: August 30, 2013 - Anne Quinn

    Leading thinkers in science, economics, industry, government and other fields already know that the future is not predictable in detail or with certainty. This project was about improving Australia’s ability to anticipate and prepare for major social, economic and environmental change in the next 10-100 years, especially the type of change that creeps up on decision makers and can catch them, and the rest of society, unprepared.

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  • How resilient is Australia?
    Posted: August 30, 2013 - Anne Quinn

    Resilience is a critical property that allows a country to prosper in a world in which the only certainty is ever increasing rates of change. The future wellbeing of Australia depends on its Australia’s adaptive capacity and on how generally resilient our ecological and social systems are.

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  • Brighter prospects: Enhancing the resilience of Australia
    Posted: August 30, 2013 - Anne Quinn

    This book explores diverse perspectives on processes and trends that might be increasing or decreasing aspects of Australia’s resilience to future changes.

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  • Shaping Australia’s resilience: Policy development for uncertain futures
    Posted: August 30, 2013 - Anne Quinn

    Australia21 hosted a conference in 2010 that examined the application of resilience thinking to public policy. The conference brought thinkers, researchers and policy makers together to determine how a resilience lens can help to build a brighter future in uncertain times.

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  • Building the resilience of child development systems
    Posted: August 30, 2013 - Anne Quinn

    Because the social and emotional well-being of young people in Australia is declining, urgent attention needs to be focussed on the systems which support and nurture Australian children from before birth to the age of 8 years.

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