Podcast: Losing a grip on liveability
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.
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