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Futures Reports

As part of Australia's National science agency CSIRO Futures is uniquely positioned to strengthen the basis for decision-making by creating awareness of the future and outline its importance to current strategy formulation.

  • 25 March 2011 | Updated 26 August 2013
Our Future World: Global megatrends that will change the way we live

Download the full report (2012 update). The report describes the outcomes from a CSIRO global foresight project. (32 pages)

The Future of Tourism in Queensland

CSIRO Futures have identified seven Megatrends that will shape the Queensland tourism sector over the next 20 years.

The future of Australian sport: megatrends shaping the sports sector over coming decades

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) commissioned CSIRO to identify the six megatrends likely to shape the Australian sports sector over the next 30 years.

Elements in Everything: Current profile and future trends for the Australian chemicals and plastics industry

CSIRO has conducted a study to look at the major trends likely to shape the chemicals and plastics industry.

Strategic Directions: towards sustained growth of the Australian chemicals and plastics industry

Strategic Directions is the sequel report to Elements in Everything and looks at trends that have the potential to open up new market growth areas for the chemicals and plastics industry.

‘Fuel for thought’ on transport sector challenges

A report on how Australia can best respond to the environmental and economic challenges arising from its dependence on fossil fuels for transport is being released in Melbourne today.

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