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Uncertainty is knocking on Australia’s door. With Brexit on course, President Donald Trump at the helm of the US, and growing support for French President Macron’s new centrist party, the future is increasingly unpredictable. So how is this state of flux affecting economic and social policy in Australia?
The 2017 Economic and Social Outlook Conference will focus on forging new policy directions during this time of uncertainty. Held in Melbourne on 20 and 21 July, our political leaders, policy makers, analysts, commentators and academics will come together to exchange ideas to better understand the economic stage for the next 18 months.
Co-organised by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and The Australian, the conference has been the premier forum for debate on Australia’s key economic and social issues since 2002.
We look forward to hearing Australia’s thought leaders consider topics that include government debt, employment, migration, welfare, technology, renewables and education. Abigail Payne, Director, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
Key sessions from the two days include:
The uncertainties given recent elections:The policy challenges of an uncertain macro economy with weak productivity and social tensions.
Fiscal stimulus in an age of debt: Massive fiscal stimulus in 2009 left a legacy of debt, but fiscal policy is back in fashion as monetary policy is seen to be exhausted.
Carbon and energy: What is the future of switch from coal to renewables given recently-elected leaders of other counties are skeptic of the science behind the research of global warming.
President Trump and Asia: Assumptions long made about Australia’s relations with the region and with the United States have been thrown into question.
Keynote presenters include Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Treasurer Scott Morrison, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen.
The Economic and Social Outlook Conference will run from July 20-21, Grand Hyatt, Melbourne. Tickets and the full program are available here.
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The Economic and Social Outlook Conference will run from 20-21 July, Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.
Tickets and the full program are available here.