Report: Central Queensland Energy Futures Summit

 By Dr Emma Whittlesea

The Central Queensland Energy Futures Summit was a gathering of over 140 stakeholders, in Gladstone in April 2021, representing local and state government, energy companies and regulators, industrial sectors, unions, education and training institutions, Traditional Owners and environmental groups.

The Summit was hosted by The Next Economy and would not have been possible without the generous support of the sponsors Stanwell, CleanCo, Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), CQUniversity and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

This report by The Next Economy summarises the activities over the two days and the key messages that came out of audience participation. To download or read the report, click on the image below. There are also links to videos of keynote speakers and panel session embedded in the report:

Report: What Queensland Wants

Regional Perspectives on Building a Stronger Economy

By Dr Amanda Cahill

Regional Queenslanders want to help power the nation’s recovery from the coronavirus catastrophe with new approaches to key industries such as energy, tourism, and agriculture.

What Queensland Wants, a new report by The Next Economy, follows a year-long consultation process asking people in Northern, Central, and Southern Queensland what they wanted for their communities’ future. To download or read the report, click on the image below:

Report: Rural Futures Taskforce
with Farmers for Climate Action
By Dr Amanda Cahill

The Next Economy was engaged by Farmers for Climate Action to write key recommendations across six economic sectors that support the prosperity of regional Australia.  This report is targeted towards elected representatives, industry leaders and community visionaries and comes at a time when rural Australia is looking for alternative visions for a prosperous future.