‘There is no "The Future". "The Future" does not exist independently of the choices wemake today, individually and as a society. What the future holds depends entirely on us,on those alive today. It's an enormous responsibility, being alive in these times.'We can change the world - and the need for change has never been greater. InThe Future By Us the best young Australian minds respond to the challengesof our times by presenting their visions for Australia in 2020 and beyond. Fromcreating a sustainable society, forging better relationships with IndigenousAustralians, building stronger communities, to reinvigorating democracy, thesefuture leaders address the biggest issues of the twenty-first century. In clear,well-argued essays they identify the challenges, discuss the potential hazards andsuggest practical steps we can take to create an even better Australia. A rallying call to all Australians, this inspiring book is a catalyst for change. TheFuture By Us is a vision that requires everyone's contribution.