Sustainable budgets: underwriting Australia's social compact

Sustainable budgets: underwriting Australia's social compact

Mar 29
Has enough been done to secure Australia’s long-term fiscal position and fund the critical services that keep Australians healthy, comfortable and safe?


Chris Richardson, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Felicity Emmett, Senior Economist, ANZ
Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Event overview

The 2019 federal budget will present a formidable challenge for the government amidst the spending pressures of an election year and an uncertain economic environment. 

CEDA’s 2019 research Sustainable budgets: underwriting Australia’s social compact will provide an update on the long-term fiscal pressures Australian governments will face and outline the long-term shifts that Australia will need to make to expenditure programs, the tax base and budget transparency to address these pressures.

Featuring an informed senior audience from across CEDA’s broad-based membership, this CEDA research release event will examine:

  • Policy measures to achieve sustained budget balances over the long-term to pay down debt;
  • Necessary funding to support Australia’s social compact, including critical services like health and ageing; and
  • The development of an efficient and sustainable tax base. 

Event presentations

Jarrod Ball, CEDA MP3 | PDF

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

Chris Richardson
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Chris is in charge of the Deloitte Access Economics’ forecasting and policy unit and is one of Australia’s best known economists. A highly sought after commentator and presenter on economic trends in both broadcast and print media, he is also the author of Business Outlook, a leader in its field of macro forecasting, as well as the highly influential Budget Monitor, an in-depth analysis of the Australian Federal Budget.

Felicity Emmett
Senior Economist, ANZ

Felicity is Senior Economist in the Australian Economics team at ANZ. She is responsible for analysis and forecasting of key Australian macroeconomic indicators, as well as thematic research on the Australian economy. She also provides specialist analysis on topical issues, including the policy outlook. Felicity publishes regular and ad-hoc reports and presents to internal and external, domestic and international clients. She also provides regular media commentary on key local economic issues. Felicity has more than twenty years’ experience as an economist in financial markets. Prior to joining ANZ, Felicity worked as a Senior Economist for the Royal Bank of Scotland, a Senior Economist at ABN AMRO Australia, and as an Economist for BZW Australia.

Jarrod Ball
Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in 2017 with over 15 years of experience as an economist across the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia, in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod also worked in the Federal Government and was a lead adviser on microeconomic reform for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. He is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy and the Melbourne Economic Forum. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts from the University of Southern Queensland.

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