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We believe that it’s not enough for Australia to ride our luck. We also have to make it.
With this in mind, our Building the Lucky Country series has been developed to prompt debate and conversations across business, industry associations, government, the media, and the wider community on issues facing the Australian economy.
Our fifth report urges a reconsideration of the purpose of place, and the importance of creating flourishing and productive communities.
Many believe that technology has trumped the tyranny of distance – and that place no longer matters. We believe the opposite is occurring, with place becoming more important as economies are transformed by knowledge-intensive activities.
Place transcends landscape, climate, and buildings. It’s about people and what they produce, the quality of life beyond work, the effectiveness of government, and the momentum of business.
In this year's report we consider: