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Two Futures

Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment

Clare O'Neil and Tim Watts

What will Australia be like in 2040?

Will society be more unequal, the fair go long gone? What will drive economic growth? Will our democracy become ever more fractious, or can we revitalise it? And how should we respond to the Digital Revolution, climate change and regional instability?

Too often these questions get churned up in the spin cycle of daily politics. But they’re central to Australia’s future—and they’re urgent.

In this agenda-setting book, two young parliamentarians take the long view. They identify the dramatic changes looming on the horizon and outline creative ideas for tackling them. Fact-driven and progressive, optimistic and impassioned, Two Futures begins the debate about the decades ahead that we need to have.


Read a feature on Two Futures in the Sydney Morning Herald
Read an extract in the Guardian
Listen to an interview on ABC NewsRadio
Watch an interview on ABC News Breakfast
Read an interview with Clare O'Neil by Michelle Grattan on the Conversation

About the Authors
Clare O'Neil

Clare O’Neil is the federal Labor member for the seat of Hotham, in Melbourne’s south-east. She was Australia’s youngest female mayor and has been a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. She studied public policy as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Kennedy School.

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Tim Watts

Tim Watts is the federal Labor member for the seat of Gellibrand, in Melbourne’s west, and is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications and Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber-security. Prior to entering parliament he was a senior manager at Telstra. Watts has been a lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jaques and studied at the London School of...

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12 August 2015
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Praise for Clare O'Neil and Tim Watts
andTwo Futures

‘A must-read publication from two talented federal members concerned about a better and fairer future for Australia.’

‘A refreshing look at the big issues in the decades ahead.’

‘An insightful contribution to the policy debate about the future of our country.’

‘This book is a must-read for thinking Australians.’

‘Provocative, clear-sighted and jargon-free.’

‘A welcome, often ambitious and sobering book.’

Other editions ofTwo Futures
  • Two Futures
    ISBN: 9781922253026
    7 August 2015
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