Welcome to NousCast, a new podcast series from Nous Group.

What are the biggest challenges facing Australia right now? How will Australia rise to meet those challenges and forge a bright, prosperous future for the nation beyond 2020? NousCast consults a series of experts at the top of their field in government policy, business, NGOs and academia on how to tackle Australia’s biggest threats and opportunities, including national security, trade, energy, diversity and more.

Episode 1: Prosperity and Security


Former prime ministerial adviser Dr Don Russell joins Nous Group’s Tim Orton, Dr Jenny Gordon, and Anthony Bubalo to discuss Australia’s national security and prosperity in an era of an assertive China and an ambivalent United States.

Episode notes: 

Guest expert Dr Don Russell, a former prime ministerial adviser, joins Nous Founder and Managing Director Tim Orton, Chief Economist Dr Jenny Gordon, and Principal Anthony Bubalo to discuss tensions between Australia’s national security and economic prosperity. The panel discusses how Australian governments, businesses, NGOs and universities should navigate our complex relationship with China.

China is Australia’s biggest export market, our largest source of tourism, a major foreign investor and our biggest agricultural goods market. It is also looming adversary, with tensions between China and the United States creating an uncertain outlook for Australia’s security relationships.
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Guests: Tim Orton, Dr Don Russell, Dr Jenny Gordon, Anthony Bubalo
Hosted by: Anthony Bubalo