If you question the need for such a plan, think of where Saudi Arabia was 50 years ago.
Fifty years ago, Saudi Arabia realised they had a problem. Well before it happened, Saudi leaders realised that their oil was eventually going to run out and they needed to re-think their future and create a new vision for their nation. Look at Saudi Arabia now – Dubai is the most stunning example you could wish to see of what a nation can do when it unites behind a vision and puts its national energy toward building itself into something great. Saudi Arabia is no longer synonymous with oil, today it’s famous for infrastructure and tourism is its greatest industry. This didn’t happen by accident, it happened by forethought, planning and a united vision. Australia has the opportunity to follow in these footsteps. Just like Saudi oil, the wealth we've been digging up for generations is running out. Now we have the choice. If we don’t make decisions today fifty years from now there’ll be no choice just a legacy of unsolvable problems.