2020 summit will 'change the country'
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News Limited chief executive officer John Hartigan says ideas generated at this weekend's 2020 summit will change the country.
Mr Hartigan is leading the session on Australia's governance and he told ABC 1's Lateline that those present at the summit will be keen to have their ideas heard.
"A lot of these issues have been kicked around for a long time but they haven't been enacted," he said.
"I think today we'll see just how mobilised Australians are towards giving them that extra push, and therefore the Government being in a position to reflect that."
The summit, which will be attended by 1,000 chosen delegates, officially begins this morning in the Federal Parliament's Great Hall.
The participants will meet in one big group in the morning, before breaking into smaller clusters to discuss their areas of expertise.
Each group will try to generate one big idea, three policy ideas and three goals for the next 12 years.
Participants have two days to come up with something that will catch the eye of a Government that says it is keen to transform ideas into policy.