3. Securing Australia’s Future – Smart engagement with Asia: Leveraging language, research and culture

The depth of Australia’s linguistic and inter-cultural competence will be a determining factor in the future success of developments in innovation, science and technology, research capacity, international mobility, trade relations and economic competitiveness. In the medium to longer term, the Asia Pacific region will be a principal focus, presenting major challenges and opportunities economically, socially and culturally, for our national security interests.


Final Report

Smart engagement with Asia: Leveraging language, research and culture, launched by Professor Ian Chubb AC FTSE at the Footscray Community Arts Centre on 5 June 2015, is now available:


Expert Working Group

Professor Ien Ang FAHA (Chair)

Professor Chennupati Jagadish FAA, FTSE (Deputy)

Professor Kent Anderson

Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA

Professor Fazal Rizvi FASSA

Professor Krishna Sen FAHA

Professor Mark Wainwright AM, FTSE


Project Manager:

Dr Yasmin Tambiah University of Western Sydney

Project services provided by AAH on behalf of ACOLA.