• Australian sovereignty requires new thinking on investment and trade

    Gillian Savage     |      September 14, 2021

    Economic policy should be positioned alongside security, sovereignty and resilience through a more holistic nation-building agenda that invests in what we’re good at, values what we have and builds the future we want.

  • Changing notions of social cohesion

    Gillian Savage     |      September 8, 2021

    Our basis for thinking about social cohesion in Australia continues to be embedded in traditional multiculturalism. It is yet to catch up with the digital world where cyberhate, foreign interference and violent extremism thrive.

  • Picking up the pace

    Gillian Savage     |      June 13, 2021

    Now more than ever Australia needs to be innovative, and knowing our strengths – and weaknesses – in science and technology base is the key to progress.

  • A missed opportunity for nation building

    Gillian Savage     |      May 16, 2021

    Sustainable nation-building requires us to go beyond short-term ‘sugar hit’ investment and relearn how to collaborate with persistence.

  • Disinformation threatens evidence-based policy making

    Gillian Savage     |      March 1, 2021

    The prime minister says the public service needs to focus on ‘getting the right data, the right evidence, and the right reporting’. More importantly, a reliable evidence base supports a sharper focus on long-term thinking and planning.

  • Covid-19 shows the need to accelerate national policymaking

    Gillian Savage     |      September 9, 2020

    If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s that Australia needs to link long-term planning with emergency and operational coordination.

  • Imagining a more sustainable Australia

    Gillian Savage     |      June 6, 2020

    In the wake of COVID-19, we need to reimagine a nation that integrates global, national and local thinking and solutions for our collective benefit.