Economic growth

Melbourne

A fairer, greener and more prosperous Australia is possible – so long as political leaders don't focus just on economic growth.

As we head into the state election, voters should ask who has the cultural and creative vision that will be crucial to our economic prosperity.

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Sustainability will be almost impossible to achieve without changing our values and ending growth in population and consumption per person, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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The aftermath of Christmas is a good time to think about where our obsession with production and consumption is getting us, writes Ted Trainer.

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The world is on an unsustainable pathway that threatens the environment, future prosperity and security, a capacity audience attending the 2014 Fenner Conference on the Environment has been told.  

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Leading international and Australian experts on economics, the environment and business will gather next week at UNSW to discuss sustainable development in the 2014 Fenner Conference on the Environment.

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To really understand the risks in the economic outlook, it is important to step back from a story-telling approach and take an an objective look at the data, writes James Morely.