PUBLIC FORUM | What's at Stake for Tasmania? Implications of the 2016 Federal Budget

Summary

PUBLIC FORUM

Start Date

10th May 2016 6:00pm

End Date

10th May 2016 7:00pm


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An Institute for the Study of Social Change and the Mercury public lecture

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has moved the Federal Budget to May 3, amid a conversation about tax policy which has ebbed and flowed and a deficit which stretches far into the future. This is the Prime Minister and Treasurer Scott Morrison's first budget, and their last opportunity to carve out the economic territory for the Government before the election campaign.

Join our panel as we ask: what's at stake for Tasmania in this budget?

This panel of experts and community leaders will discuss the implications of the 2016 federal budget and the alternative policy programs being promoted by political parties contesting this year's federal poll. The discussion will move beyond the national commentary to assess the implications of proposed budget policies on the Tasmanian community. Please join us for this important discussion in the lead up to the 2016 federal election.

The University is in partnership with the Mercury newspaper and its Fair Go for Tasmania campaign, which aims to highlight some of the key issues impacting on the community in the lead-up to the Federal Election.

Most significantly, the campaign focuses on education, health and jobs.

T H E  P A N E L
Saul Eslake, Independent Economist and former Chief Economist of the ANZ Banking Group and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia
Kym Goodes, CEO Tasmanian Council of Social Service
Michael Bailey, CEO Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Professor Richard Eccleston, Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change and

The forum will be chaired by Associate Professor Dennis Grube, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Social Change.

D A T E
Tuesday 10 May 2016

T I M E
6.00pm (light refreshments served from 5.30pm)

V E N U E
Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay Campus

R S V P
Please register for this event www.events.utas.edu.au or 6226 1587

Event Flyer (PDF 1.43MB)