Journal of Futures Studies

A Post Howard-Costello Scenario:Australia 2026

by Sohail Inayatullah

Introduction

Drawing inspiration from the recent Australian Association for Environmental Education conference, this essay paints a different possible scenario for the future of Australia. It has been almost twelve years since the Howard-Costello run was dramatically defeated. Australians, while enjoying economic rise, tired of the social and environmental divide that followed. The Liberal party had been great at economic growth within the industrial paradigm but the digital era demanded far more flexibility and creativity than a 1950s childhood could give leaders. Since the new leadership – a coalition of new labour, Green and recently created political parties – there have been dramatic changes.(continue…)

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084