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FULLY BOOKED | Public forum | The Price of Rising Inequality

Summary

A free public event hosted by the Institute for the Study of Social Change

Start Date

1 May 2018 5:30 pm

End Date

1 May 2018 7:00 pm

Venue

Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place, Hobart

RSVP / Contact

Register via the link below. Enquiries to ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au


***This event hosted by the Institute for the Study of Social Change is now fully booked***


Join a panel of policy experts as they discuss the price of Australia's rising inequality and the risks for Tasmania if action is not taken to address the widening divide between rich and poor.

Now is the time for significant economic reform if Australia is to avoid becoming a country of winners and losers, argue Stephen Bell and Michael Keating in their new book Fair Share - Competing Claims and Australia's Economic Future.

Increased inequality, economic stagnation and financial instability are the consequences of technological change, globalisation and the massive increase in financial systems. Governments struggle to deal with the unrest this creates and to resolve competing claims for the spoils of growth.

Australia's egalitarian traditions and past reforms have served the country well, but the risks of weakening demand, stagnating living standards and structural unemployment are growing and require urgent attention.

Professor Bell and Dr Keating will be joined in conversation with Tasmanian Council of Social Service chief executive Kym Goodes and economist Saul Eslake.

Facilitated by Institute for the Study of Social Change director Professor Richard Eccleston.

Peacock Theatre is inside the Salamanca Arts Centre on Salamanca Place. Drinks will be available for purchase from 5pm.


Stephen Bell is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Queensland and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Stephen Bell


Michael Keating is the former head of three Australian Government departments: Employment & Industrial Relations, Finance, and Prime Minister & Cabinet. He is a visiting fellow at the Australian National University and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Michael Keating

Contact

Institute for Social Change
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 44
HOBART TAS 7001

E: ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au

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