The Long View
The Long View
Jun 5, 2020
Episode 8 - Industry and Innovation
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Many of the burning questions about how Australia can best recover from the COVID-19 crisis revolve around our industry and innovation policy settings.

This week on The Long View, Clare is joined by two incredibly experienced thinkers on industry and innovation: Simon Crean, former Labor leader, ACTU president and minister in the Hawke, Keating, Rudd and Gillard governments, and Roy Green, Emeritus Professor, Deputy Vice Chancellor at UTS and globally recognised expert on this subject.

There’s little doubt that government will be involved in our economy for years to come, but how will it be involved? And what will it do to get us back on track?

COVID-19 has ignited a national discussion about our economic sovereignty, with many Australians asking whether there are some things that we should be able to produce in our country that we cannot today.

There is an almost tangible yearning for manufacturing in Australia, an industry that has suffered from years of neglect. If we’re going to revive manufacturing in Australia, what will that look like and what should we be focused on making here?

At a broader level, COVID-19 is giving Australians a chance to step back and look at our economy. Is the kind of growth we’re generating the right kind - the kind that will lead to a better standard of living for the next generation?

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