[Text: Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair, Innovation and Science Australia Board] [Bill Ferris talks to an interviewer who is not visible in an office setting]
We were tasked by the Australian Government to come up with a plan for accelerating innovation and prosperity of this country by the year 2030. That’s the horizon. So the board of Innovation and Science Australia approached that task by saying, well, what is it - what do we want 2030 to look like. What will the Australian economy and society need to be?
I think we settled on the fact that we would hope and want to be respected for the excellence of our science and our research and our innovation, and be seen and respected for that internationally, and we'd like to continue to deliver a high level of prosperity and living standards for all Australians in what we would regard, and hope others would see, as a fair and inclusive society.