Australia faces an uncertain international environment with a recent history of low productivity growth, weak business investment, outside resources and housing. The July Forum discusses the economic challenges facing the new Parliament and Government, and the implications of policy choice.
10.00am - Registrations open and refreshments served
10.30am - Introduction and overview from co-convener Professor Ross Garnaut, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne
10.45am - Medium-term forecasts for output and incomes, Dr Janine Dixon, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University
10.55am - Competition, productivity and the Australian growth outlook, Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
11.10am - Economic challenges facing the 45th Parliament, Dr David Gruen, Deputy Secretary, Economic, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
11.20am - Forum open for discussion by members
12.45pm - Forum concludes