28 Apr '16, 5am

Urgently seeking better cities and incremental disruption in the latest @gbcaus Policy Perspective

Embracing incremental disruption Much of Australia’s approach to policy can be summed up in the old joke: “What do we want? Gradual change! When do we want it? In due course!” Government leaders often struggle with the idea of disruption, preferring (or remaining limited to) tried and tested policy. However, the tenth annual Green Cities conference revealed new enthusiasm for disruption – or at least a willingness to challenge the status quo – among many of the government speakers. Simon Corbell, ACT Deputy Chief Minister, has taken the radical step (in Australia at least) of integrating energy, climate change and economic policy, and is focusing on how the ACT will achieve its ambitious targets for renewable energy and emissions reductions. He’s signing deals for large-scale renewable energy provision which incentivise clean technology companies to base their businesses i...

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