Forecasts, trends, and scenarios for Australia in 2023. In over 40 charts, these cover population, the economy, the consumer mood and expectations about the year ahead, climate change, rainfall, and a potpourri of other topics. Much of the data on the consumer mood and expectations is unique proprietary data. Clearly, there will be a slowdown in Australia’s economic growth rate and consumer spending. Some strategic implications are discussed. Monthly updates will monitor trends and update forecasts, with the first update (January) now available.