Sustainable budgets: underwriting Australia's social compact

Sustainable budgets: underwriting Australia's social compact

Mar 21
In advance of the 2019 Federal and State Budgets, CEDA’s report Sustainable budgets: underwriting Australia’s social compact outlines the long-term fiscal pressures Australian governments will be met with and makes recommendations for the Commonwealth Government to improve spending, taxes and budget discipline.


Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
John Langoulant AO, WA State President, CEDA
Amanda Reid, Partner, GRA Partners

Event overview

CEDA’s budget report also looks at how the Commonwealth Government can get a better handle on state budget pressures and provide required funding with less strings attached so that states can get on with delivering better health, education and infrastructure.

CEDA’s Community Pulse 2018 report showed West Australians are sharply focused on the core services that help keep them healthy, comfortable and safe – and they expect government to provide them.

Sustainably funding these services relies on balanced budgets, both at the Commonwealth and WA Government levels. The WA Government is bringing the budget back into surplus with a focus on spending discipline. But the long-term health of the WA budget is also dependent on fit-for-purpose funding agreements and predictable revenue flows from the Commonwealth.

Hear how the state of finances in Australia, and specifically in Western Australia, impact our quality of life and economic success when CEDA’s audience convenes in Perth.

Event presentations

Jarrod Ball, CEDA PDF

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speaker

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.

Meet the panel

John Langoulant AO
WA State President, CEDA

Amanda Reid
Partner, GRA Partners

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