Contemporary innovation requires a holistic approach. Funding in the crucial areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (‘the STEM subjects’) must embrace the opportunities and challenges of our economy and environment. Such funding should be dynamically directed towards the empowerment of both men and women. We must regenerate generous funding for crucial organisations such as the CSIRO and become a leader in Space research and exploration.
We must secure a high-quality National Broadband Network for all Australians.