News and Events


June 2017

Stakeholder Perspectives on Australia’s Affordable Housing System

June 14th, 2017|

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An insight into how different stakeholders see the affordable housing system in Australia. The research was undertaken by the Australian Futures Project and was commissioned by the National Australia Bank as part of their commitment to working with stakeholders to […]

October 2016

What does Australia’s transport future look like?

October 13th, 2016|


On 13 October 2016 the National Transport Commission released possible new scenarios for Australia’s transport future.

How Australia’s transport system might work in the lead up to the year 2040 is shown in a series of snapshots which reveal the transformational impact of factors like automated […]

September 2016

Making Big Ideas a reality

September 29th, 2016|


Check out the winners of My Big Idea who are making their ideas a reality and changing the way we live.

Aired 26 September 2016, courtesy of Sunrise by Channel 7.

Read more on the Sunrise website

What are the top 10 values that make us Australian?

September 28th, 2016|


Ever wondered what values make us uniquely Australian – and the differences amongst various age groups or locations?

Check out the results of our National Value Assessment, done by Galaxy Poll in February 2016 for the Australian Futures Project.

Data visualisation courtesy of News Corp Australia.

View the results on […]

Experts give Malcolm Turnbull a D+ for first year as PM

September 9th, 2016|


Executive Director of the Australian Futures Project, Ralph Ashton, was chosen by AFR Weekend as one of the 50 prominent Australians to assess Malcolm Turnbull’s first year in office.

Here’s what he had to say:



My Big Idea: Your thoughts on improving life in Australia

September 7th, 2016|


What’s your big idea to change Australia? The My Big Idea project wants Australians to contribute and vote, with the winning ideas given support and funding to make them a reality. Read more on Life Matters by ABC Radio National

August 2016

Plan to encourage cafe owners to reward customers for bringing their own mugs

August 4th, 2016|


Kensington’s Nicole Lew has a solution to a big problem ‒ cafes should offer incentives and encourage coffee drinkers to take their own mugs to avoid using disposable cups. Do you have a big idea to save our environment and future generations?

Read more on the Daily […]

July 2016

These 3 ideas are so wild, they just might help fix the world

July 21st, 2016|


We let our friends at the Foundation for Young Australians pick their favourite ideas from the My Big Idea submissions.


My Big Idea: Dick Smith outlines his vision of Australia’s future — led by buying back Vegemite

July 11th, 2016|


Dick Smith speaks to News Corp in his office and at home for the “My Big Idea” campaign.


June 2016

My Big Idea: Being the best person you can be

June 26th, 2016|


They represent the future of Aussie sport — and the off-field goals of Sydney stars Sharni Layton and Brandon Jack are all about a better life for our future generations.