State budget preview

State budget preview

Feb 15
The position of Western Australia's state finance has been a topic of robust conversation in recent years. While debt and deficit still weigh heavily on the state's finances, green shoots are emerging and confidence is up, shifting the dial to more positive discussion about the opportunities ahead.


Michael Barnes, Under Treasurer, Department of Treasury

Event overview

Join your fellow Trustees at an exclusive CEDA Trustee boardroom briefing, featuring Michael Barnes, Under Treasurer for Western Australia. Michael will speak on the economic outlook for the State and how this will shape the state's finances ahead of the current government's second budget in May.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the keynote speaker

Michael Barnes
Under Treasurer, Department of Treasury

Michael Barnes was appointed to WATC Board as the Deputy Chairperson in August 2013 and assumed the role of Chairperson when he became Acting Under Treasurer in the Department of Treasury in February 2014. Michael was appointed to the position of Under Treasurer in April 2015.

Prior to this, he spent more than five years as the Deputy Under Treasurer after holding a number of senior positions across the Department of Treasury of Western Australia, mainly in the areas of revenue policy, fiscal strategy and whole-of-government financial management and reporting. Michael joined Treasury in 1997 after starting his career as a graduate in the Commonwealth Treasury in 1992.

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