Tax Reform in a Modern Federation.
The Turnbull Government has placed tax reform at the top of the policy agenda. The forum will come hot on the heels of a COAG meeting. It will seek to inform the public debate through objective analysis and economic modelling.
11.00am Registration Open and Refreshments/Lunch
11.30am Introduction to Forum from Co-Convener, Professor Ross Garnaut, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne
11.35am The Golden Road to Budget Repair, Professor John Daley, Chief Executive Officer, Grattan Institute
11.45am The Federation and State Tax Reform, Professor John Freebairn, Ritchie Chair of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne
11.55am Tax Rates, Transfers, Incentives and Elasticities: Thinking Through the Issues, Professor Miranda Stewart, Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, ANU
12.05pm Reforming State and Federal Taxes: Lessons from Economic Modelling, Professor John Madden, Professor, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University
12.20pm The Fiscal Tail that Wags the Policy Dog: A Very Australian Problem, Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders, Director of Studies, Government Law, Co-Director of Studies, Public and International Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
12.30pm Forum Open for Discussion by Members
1.45pm Forum Concludes