The Economic Challenge for the 45th Parliament

Tue 26 July 2016

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

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