Podcast: Losing a grip on liveability

By Melissa Coade|15 June 2018

On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by Allens partner David Donnelly. 

Forecasters say that by the 2050s, Australia’s population will gain an extra 20 million people. According to ABS predictions, the nation could be looking at a population of 45 million in 2056.

While a bigger Australia may mean a stronger economy borne from a larger workforce, infrastructure in every major capital city is already overstretched.

David explains that if politicians and town planners do not find an innovative solution for things like roads, rail, schools and hospitals, our reputation as one of the most liveable places in the world could be lost forever.


He also talks about Australia’s current social infrastructure deficit and what we can do now to catch up for the future.


Plus, in case you missed them, check out these recent episodes of The Lawyers Weekly Show:


Podcast: Australia's new, blended family court

- Podcast: Inspiring women to focus on the future

Podcast: Embedding an innovative culture in law firms

Podcast: Seeing law as a service to the community

Podcast: Losing a grip on liveability
Intro image
lawyersweekly logo
Big Law


The importance of a complementary business partner

The importance of a complementary business partner

Gabriela Christian-Hare

Conditions ripe for pro bono work by sole practitioners

Clarissa Rayward

‘There is no failure’

Law Society welcomes first female president

Law Society welcomes first female president, vice-president’s executive team in 87 years

Recommended by Spike Native Network