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This year, the Academy is holding its tenth High Flyers Think Tank on a topic of national relevance. Sixty outstanding early career scientists from around Australia and neighbouring countries will engage in fresh thinking about novel applications of science and gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed to meet one of tomorrow's biggest challenges.

Population is a central issue of our time. Without recent population growth, issues such as water security and climate change would not have the social importance they have today. Population is by definition crucial to our future, in South Australia as elsewhere. It is also a particularly relevant issue for a nation composed mainly of recent immigrants and with immigration providing two-thirds of our current growth. The 2012 Think Tank Australia’s population: shaping a vision for our future will examine questions whose answers will inform how we and our descendants live in the future.

The Think Tank is a unique opportunity for leading early to mid-career researchers from a broad range of disciplines to build upon a foundation of existing science and consider future science and technology advances. Using such science, policy responses can be developed to achieve national goals related to current and predicted population changes.

The 2012 Think Tank is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund courtesy of the UK Royal Society. The Academy is delighted to have this funding available to enable some of Australia’s brightest young scientists to engage in fresh thinking about a fundamental issue for our nation’s future and to develop networks that will enrich their careers.

Professor Suzanne Cory AC PresAA FRS
President, Australian Academy of Science

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8:15 AM July 26 - 2:30 PM July 27, 2012

Australia's Population: Shaping a vision for our future

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Foreword

This year, the Academy is holding its tenth High Flyers Think Tank on a topic of national relevance. Sixty outstanding early career scientists from around Australia and neighbouring countries will engage in fresh thinking about novel applications of science and gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed to meet one of tomorrow's biggest challenges.

Population is a central issue of our time. Without recent population growth, issues such as water security and climate change would not have the social importance they have today. Population is by definition crucial to our future, in South Australia as elsewhere. It is also a particularly relevant issue for a nation composed mainly of recent immigrants and with immigration providing two-thirds of our current growth. The 2012 Think Tank Australia’s population: shaping a vision for our future will examine questions whose answers will inform how we and our descendants live in the future.

The Think Tank is a unique opportunity for leading early to mid-career researchers from a broad range of disciplines to build upon a foundation of existing science and consider future science and technology advances. Using such science, policy responses can be developed to achieve national goals related to current and predicted population changes.

The 2012 Think Tank is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund courtesy of the UK Royal Society. The Academy is delighted to have this funding available to enable some of Australia’s brightest young scientists to engage in fresh thinking about a fundamental issue for our nation’s future and to develop networks that will enrich their careers.

Professor Suzanne Cory AC PresAA FRS
President, Australian Academy of Science

InterContinental Hotel,North Terrace Australian Capital Territory

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