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Future Directions International (FDI) is an independent, not-for-profit Research Institute. It was established in 2000, by Major General (Retd) the Honourable Michael Jeffery (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians, to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia.

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15 December 2016

Julian Cribb, author of Surviving the 21st Century, The Coming Famine and seven other books, discusses how scarcities of fresh water and topsoil, combined with the impact of climate change on regional food production, highlight the growing strategic significance of these primary resources for human survival, health and wellbeing as potential drivers of conflict and mass migration to 2050 and beyond.

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06 December 2016

News from the CEO

  • 20 December 2016
    What’s Next?

    French Overseas Territories Minister Ericka Bareigts ends an official visit to La Réunion on 20 December. Singapore and Malaysia will sign an agreement for a high-speed rail link on 21 December.

  • 13 December 2016
    What’s Next?

    Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne is visiting the UK, France, Austria and Saudi Arabia to promote Australian defence exports. On 15 December, he will discuss the Future Submarines programme with his French counterparts.

  • 23 November 2016
    What’s Next?

    King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan are in Australia from 23-27 Nov. The sixteenth Leaders’ Summit of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie will be held in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on  26-27 Nov.

  • 16 November 2016
    What’s Next?

    Malaysian PM Najib Razak is visiting Japan until 17 Nov. The International Energy Agency’s Task 37 biogas working group will meet in Toowoomba on 17-18 Nov. China and the US are holding joint disaster relief military drills until 18 Nov.


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