This is an audio of the lecture plus a separate audio of questions and answers. It may also be found on ABC Radio National.
What will Australia be when it grows up? While such questions are often asked of our children they are rarely asked of our country. This lack of inquiry about our future could reflect widespread acceptance that rapid population growth and economic growth constitute our ‘growing up’. Or the relative silence on our future might also reflect the narrowness of political leaders whose vision for our future is confined to the size of the budget deficit. (blurb)