The economics of prevention

The economics of prevention

Jul 9
Join CEDA to discuss the economics of prevention, and how we make difficult investment decisions across areas such as health, disability, the environment and road safety.


Dr Richard Denniss, Chief Economist, The Australia Institute
Tony Dudley, Chief Financial Officer, Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
Professor Terry Nolan AO, Head of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Event overview

How do we value the health and wellbeing of future generations? Are we investing enough in prevention?

Governments must continually make value judgments about paying for goods and services now, as opposed to making investments for future benefit. At this event, we take a closer look at the funding mechanisms for prevention, how we assess the costs and benefits, and how community values are incorporated in the policy process.

Event presentations

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the panel

Dr Richard Denniss
Chief Economist, The Australia Institute

Dr Richard Denniss is the Chief Economist and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute. He is a prominent Australian economist, author and public policy commentator, and a former Associate Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.

Tony Dudley
Chief Financial Officer, Transport Accident Commission (TAC)

Tony was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2012. He currently heads a dedicated team of professionals who provide a wide range of support services for the TAC including capital management, financial services, procurement, business continuity planning, corporate legal, assurance and corporate secretariat, forensic analysis and investigations, risk and compliance services, project delivery, research, business intelligence and corporate oversight for information technology shared services.

Professor Terry Nolan AO
Head of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Terry Nolan AO FAHMS is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Chair of Population Health at the University of Melbourne, and Foundation Head of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. He leads VIRGo (the Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group), a collaboration between Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne. 

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