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26-03-2015 Tax reform and the economic backdrop

Rob Heferen

Address to the Minerals Council of Australia Biennial Tax Conference

1. Tax reform: what is happening? The Government has announced that a tax white paper will look for ways to make taxes lower, fairer and simpler. These are not new goals. Numerous tax reform process …

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27-02-2015 Australia's Economic Policy Challenges

John Fraser

Address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)

Introduction Lee and Nick, thank you for that kind introduction and for hosting today's event. Over the past two decades, I have observed the performance of the Australian economy and the debates ab …

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5-12-2014 Reflections on Australia’s era of economic reform

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM

Address to the European Australian Business Council

***Check against delivery*** It’s yet again a huge pleasure to be with the European Australian Business Council. I have spoken here on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed these engage …

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27-11-2014 Looking ahead: challenges and opportunities for Australia

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM

Address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)

Check against delivery*** Introduction It’s a pleasure to be here with you once again – and for a final time as the Secretary to the Treasury. CEDA’s mission – to pursue go …

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8-10-2014 Innovations in Global Governance: Australia's G20 Presidency

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM

A Special Presentation to the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

Thank you for the invitation to speak. The aim of today is to give you a sense of some of the achievements under Australia's presidency of the G20 this year. Some of these achievements relate to polic …

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11-09-2014 Enhancing our living standards through tax reform

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM

Speech to the Business Council of Australia/Price Waterhouse Coopers Tax Reform Forum

***Check against delivery*** Introduction Good morning and thank you for inviting me to speak at this very timely forum. In the time I have today I will not recap the detailed fiscal challenges di …

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5-09-2014 Response to Professor Tony Makin’s Minerals Council of Australia Monograph – ‘Australia’s Competitiveness: Reversing the Slide’

Key points Professor Makin’s criticisms of Treasury’s estimates of the economic impact of the fiscal stimulus are based on a theoretical model that does not apply in Australia&rsquo …

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21-08-2014 The G20 Growth Agenda: Implications for Emerging Economies

Barry Sterland PSM

Special address to the ICRIER International Conference1

***Check against delivery*** Introduction Thank you for the invitation to speak today. The annual ICRIER Conference brings together important thinking about global economic governance and has …

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24-07-2014 The 2014 G20 Growth Agenda: Why business as usual is not enough1

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM

***Check against delivery*** In February this year, G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors committed to boost the G20 economies’ collective GDP by at least 2 per cent above the curren …

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4-07-2014 Financing the future

Barry Sterland PSM

Speech to the Melbourne Institute: Social and Economic Outlook 2014

***Check against delivery*** Introduction It's a pleasure to be here, and thank you to the organisers for inviting me to talk on the topic of financing the future. About two weeks ago, I was in Mel …

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