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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

4-07-2014 Implications of digitisation for the Australian tax system

Rob Heferen

Speech to the 2014 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, Melbourne Institute

1. Introduction Thank you for inviting me to speak today on the challenges for our tax system from the digital age. In recent decades, digitisation has been a key contributor to increased product …

3-07-2014 After the resources investment boom: seamless transition or dog days?

Dr David Gruen

Speech to the Australian Conference of Economists, Hobart

Introduction Australia’s resources investment boom is a topic familiar to us all. I’m going to talk about it again today. It’s a familiar topic for good reason: it has seen one o …

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