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Beyond the Summit: Australia 2030

To shape a better future, we must learn from our past and act in the present. Join us as we explore the road ahead and what it means for our economy, our climate, and our people in this new age of disruption. 

Where have we come from? Where will we go?

To shape a better future, we must learn from our past and act in the present. In this series recorded across AFR industry summits, we sit down with influential business and government leaders to unpack what Australia would, could or should look like in 2030.

Join us as we explore the road ahead and what it means for our economy, our climate, and our people in this new age of disruption. 


Podcast Episodes


Episode 24: Working towards net zero - a workforce transformed

The shift required in the Australian workforce to enable the energy transition is arguably the greatest challenge to meeting our 2030 emissions reduction targets.

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Episode 23: Role of natural gas in Australia's energy transition

In the journey toward achieving net-zero by 2050, learn about the role that gas will play as we transition to a decarbonised economy.

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Episode 22: Building climate resilience amidst intense public scrutiny

Deloitte and WWF experts discuss urgent transformative changes needed for climate resilience ahead of COP28 amid record-breaking temperatures.

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Episode 21: The rapid acceleration and deployment of clean energy technologies

Explore the urgent need for accelerated innovation in clean energy tech and if progress is moving fast enough.

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Episode 20: Delivering the infrastructure required to achieve net zero

With so much energy opportunity in the nation's infrastructure pipeline, how do we strike the balance between urgent delivery at scale with the risk of rushed approvals leading to breakdowns?

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Episode 19: Discounting the future … planning for retirement in a cost-of-living crisis

How can a superannuation fund optimise its data, product and engagement strategies to help all Australians retire better? 

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Episode 18: Energy Transformation – Let's get it done! (Part 2)

In the second instalment of our Energy Transformation discussion, Deloitte's energy leaders reflect on the 2023 AFR Energy & Climate Summit and explore what it will take to meet Australia's ambitious 2030 energy transformation targets.

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Episode 17: Delivering an energy transformation that is fair and equitable for all

What does this even mean? Can it be achieved? How do we achieve it? How does the energy system build the trust and social licence to operate? 

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Episode 16: Energy transformation – Let's get it done! (Part 1)

We discuss the current state of play across the Australian energy and climate landscape to uncover what needs to happen to deliver energy transformation. 

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Episode 15: AI in Higher Education: Unleashing the Power of Generative AI

Explore how AI is transforming the way universities operate, support students, and conduct research. 

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Episode 14: The future of business banking in an uncertain environment

With a rapidly growing business services sector in Australia, banks are exploring new opportunities to diversify away from traditional sources of economic drivers in the market.

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Episode 13: A greener tomorrow – how sustainable finance will reshape Australia

Explore the role sustainable finance will play in reshaping Australia's future.

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Episode 12: Future energy system – the electrification of everything

Discuss the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to a greener future.

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Episode 11: Connecting people, cultivating communities

From seamless journey planning to autonomous vehicles, Australia's transport infrastructure is evolving to shape a more connected, sustainable and prosperous future. 

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Episode 10: Investing in the electrification of everything

Talk through the challenges as we continue on our decarbonisation journey. 

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Episode 9: Trust and innovation are changing the Super game

Thoughts and insights on how trust and innovation are helping Australian Retirement Trust lead the way, embrace technology and inspire member confidence. 

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Episode 8: Driving Innovation and Partnerships in the Higher Education Sector, feat. Airbus

Investing in Australian university partnerships to accelerate Australia’s contribution to the global space ecosystem.

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Episode 7: The future consumer – the lasting impacts of the energy crisis

As we tackle the ‘Energy Transition’ energy affordability is going to get worse before it gets better (significantly worse). Discusses the impact of the transition on consumers and small businesses and what can be done to support them.

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Episode 6: Avatars, the metaverse and the future of retirement advice

Discuss the complexities of retirement, how innovative retirement products and providers can assist retirees make the right decision, and how digital advice and guidance can be harnessed by all.

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Episode 5: The road to decarbonisation

Discuss ways to accelerate the electrification of vehicles in Australia as part of our journey to decarbonisation. 

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Episode 4: Driving innovation and partnerships in the higher education sector – Part 1

Speak about the importance of embracing innovation at tertiary institutions and how they’re securing the future of their students and the city of Adelaide. 

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Episode 3: The importance of regional policy and development in the electrification of everything

Opportunities and challenges in regional Australia for decarbonised energy production and transmission. 

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Episode 2: Government for the People

The future of government services, how to make them more resilient, connected and equitable and what that means for the people of Australia.

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Episode 1: Banking, nature and the $44 trillion question

We know nature has intrinsic value – but what about economic value? Explore natural capital and how banks can shape a more sustainable economy.

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