2018 Economic and Political Overview in Canberra

2018 Economic and Political Overview in Canberra

ACT
Feb 16

Hear from Andrew Barr as he outlines policy priorities for the ACT in 2018. This event will also feature a panel discussion on the challenges of reform with Jane Halton AO PSM, Dr Gary Banks AO and Dr John Hewson AM.

Speakers

Andrew Barr MLA, ACT Chief Minister
Dr Gary Banks AO, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Jane Halton PSM, Jane Halton AO PSM, Chair, Council of the Ageing, Chair, Vault Systems, Non-Executive Director, ANZ Banking Group, Clayton Utz
Professor John Hewson AM, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University;Former leader of the Liberal Party of Australia

Event overview

CEDA’s annual Economic and Political Overview returns to the National Press Club in 2018, bringing together political, economic, and business leaders to shine a light on the economic and political drivers that will shape the year ahead.

Featuring leaders from across government and business, this event will feature:

  • A keynote address by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr on what drives economic growth and diversification in Canberra and priorities across infrastructure, investment, and inclusion;
  • A panel discussion featuring Dr John Hewson AM, Jane Halton AO PSM and Dr Gary Banks AO on the challenges of reform in the modern political age, exploring what reform priorities are vital for Australia to maintain its prosperity and how to energise debate and engage the public in the reform process; 
  • A 2018 political outlook delivered by Sky News Bureau Chief, Lyndal Curtis; and 
  • An economic outlook highlighting market outlook and key economic trends that will shape the Australia economy in 2018.
Further speaker details to be announced.

Meet the keynote speaker

Andrew Barr MLA
ACT Chief Minister

Meet the speakers

Dr Gary Banks AO
Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Jane Halton PSM
Jane Halton AO PSM, Chair, Council of the Ageing, Chair, Vault Systems, Non-Executive Director, ANZ Banking Group, Clayton Utz

Professor John Hewson AM
Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University;Former leader of the Liberal Party of Australia

Elliot Clarke
Director and Senior Economist, Westpac

Supported by CEDA members

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