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What might the future hold? Exploring qualitative scenarios for energy and transport in Australia to 2050

The qualitative scenarios draw on factual information and EFF members’ experience and judgment about how the future may come together. The individual scenario narratives are less important than building a better understanding of the environment in which energy organisations and stakeholders will operate. Scenarios allow us to analyse changes in the environment, take new perspectives and develop new understanding. This improved understanding can be used to inform better decisions today and in the future.

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The Bookends Scenarios: Alternative Futures for the Public Library Network in NSW in 2030

From the discussions and workshops held with over 150 public library staff from all levels and age ranges, four possible scenarios have been distilled which represent different directions for NSW public libraries. Readers will note that some aspects of the scenarios may already be emerging, many aspects are interdependent and interconnected and some appear more probable and plausible than others. All four scenarios identify new opportunities and unforseen risks associated with the future environment in which public libraries operate.

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''Global trade liberalisation: opportunities for Australian farmers'''

ABARE, Australian Commodities, vol. 14 no. 1 March Quarter 2007. Global merchandise trade liberalisation would be expected to generate substantial benefits for the international community, including Australia. Two illustrative merchandise trade reform scenarios, analysed here, provide broad insights into the probable changes in agricultural trade.

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CSE Resource Futures - Future Sustainability of Grains Industry

Like many industries around the world, the Australian grains industry is keen to ensure its long-term sustainability. The Grains Council of Australia (GCA), with the support of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), commissioned CSIRO Resource Futures Program to undertake an initial examination of the future sustainability of the grains industry. This analysis took a long-term, strategic view of the grains industry within the context of agriculture as a whole, rural landscapes and regional economies. Key objectives of the consultancy were to:

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Australia’s forestry industry in 2040: three plausible scenarios

Nicolle Allen, Feb 2012. This paper outlines the impacts of climate change and demand on the industry, with reference to affects on the economy, environment and society of Australia. Three plausible future scenarios of Australia’s forestry industry’s future scenarios in 2040 are explained: the ‘dizzy’, ‘low and slow’ and ‘most likely’ scenarios

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CSE Research - Modelling Australia's Fisheries to 2050

This report is a joint project by the University of Canberra and CSIRO for the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). Using historical data on 220 separate Australian fisheries, the project has created a modelling framework that provides estimates of future yields under alternative fishing strategies, and develops scenarios for fisheries supply and demand to 2050.

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2013 Workforce Development Strategy

2013 Future focus
The Future focus, 2013 National Workforce Development Strategy is the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency’s second National Workforce Development Strategy. The 2013 strategy details how Australia can position itself for growth in the Asian century, in a competitive global environment, where technology and patterns of work are rapidly changing.

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