The Social Future of Australia: The 50th Anniversary Symposium of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

In 2021, the Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary. This special symposium – held entirely online due to the pandemic – coincided with the release of the Academy’s 2021 State of the Social Sciences report. It involved over 50 speakers covering a broad range of topics relating to big issues facing Australian society, with more than 700 people joining the sessions over the course of two days.

This edited volume, released in 2023, presented an edited collection of presentations from a majority of the speakers. It provides a snapshot of the major challenges and opportunities facing Australia in 2021.