future [inc] launches

"We want to stimulate a more lively debate around what's on the horizon for our nation and the best ideas to position our economy for success in the future."

Tim Gullifer FCA, 2013 President, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

What happens when the music stops

Our resources industry is important now, but we're far from the only country to benefit from a wealth of natural resources – what happens when commodity prices drop? How can we make sure that all this focus on one industry doesn't diminish our capabilities in other sectors?

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Are we expecting too much from the government

If the tax base continues to narrow, which is likely, then the size and role of the government in our economy will need to renegotiated. What we think best, and what we can afford will inevitably clash, particularly if we think that the role of the government we have now is what it always will be.

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Future [inc]'s first paper - Developing a plan for Australia's economic prosperity is launched.

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future [inc] Business Think Tank

Hear from the business community as they discuss the economic challenges our nation faces and the priorities for the next term of government.

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In An economic policy platform for the next term of government we present perspectives to assist Australia's political leaders in shaping their agenda about what the federal government should be focusing on in the next term of parliament.

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Hear from Lee White, CEO of Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, as he discusses the purpose of An economic policy platform for the next term of government.

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The first 100 days: priorities for a stronger economy publication is released

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Short-term gain vs long-term prosperity? Productivity reform is essential for our economic future

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Hypothetical on business ethics

View Geoffrey Robertson's address on 'Hypothetical on business ethics' at the Chartered Accountants Leadership in Government Awards.

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'Why business ethics matter to your bottom line': Institute paper discusses the importance of business ethics

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Commission of Audit submission

Read the Institute's comments on the terms of reference of the National Commission of Audit.

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20 ISSUES ON BUSINESS INNOVATION

As the economy undergoes significant structural change, innovation is becoming an increasingly important factor in Australia's long term economic prosperity.

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FINANCIAL SYSTEM INQUIRY

Read the Institute's submission for the Terms of Reference for the federal government's Financial System Inquiry.

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"We need to ensure that we have the policy settings in place that will help to bring down the cost of doing business in Australia."

Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, Acting Assistant Treasurer & Senator for Western Australia
WA Business Forum 2014

PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

Read our comments and recommendations for this year's budget.

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Federal Budget Tax Bulletin

Institute Head of Tax Policy, Michael Croker, is taking part in the stakeholder lock-up. We will be compiling a number of resources with the latest commentary, analysis and information on the Federal Budget announcement, including a special edition of the Tax Bulletin produced in conjunction with Thomson Reuters.

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Top 10 tax and superannuation issues emerging from the 2014-15 Federal Budget – What your clients need to know

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CEO Lee White discusses the Australia and New Zealand budgets

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A plan for Australia and New Zealand's prosperity



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As a centre of excellence, we're drawing on the expertise of our members and using our strong strategic policy analysis and leadership capacity to start a timely and necessary discussion on our future.


future[inc] is fundamentally about identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that will make the difference between a bright or mediocre economic future.


A series of thought-provoking presentations, inspiring ideas, policy frameworks and discovery, future[inc] covers a wide spectrum of topics relevant to our future. It's a long term project, determined to make a strong contribution and engage the business community, governments, regulators, academics, Chartered Accountants and media.