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Politics and the Budget: down the slippery economic slope we go! BREAKFAST...

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The Centre for Independent Studies

Level 1, 131 Macquarie St

Sydney, NSW 2000

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The federal budget was tabled some time ago, yet the controversy it sparked continues. The budget joined other recent government announcements including those on energy, school funding and immigration, to raise major concerns about the quality and rigour of public policy and the influence of populism. Meanwhile, the way federal parliament is working — or not working — makes it harder for any government to implement worthwhile reforms.

This breakfast panel will focus on the budget and how political trends now play a large part in shaping it. Speakers will also discuss the likelihood of the avowed major budget repair objective being achieved and the quality of the specific measures proposed to meet that objective. Particular attention will be paid to the new bank tax and the balance between expenditure restraint (or lack of it) and tax increases.

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Tony Shepherd, Chairman of the Abbott government’s Audit Commission and now leader of the Menzies Research Centre’s Shepherd Review of National Challenges

Paul Kelly, Editor-at-Large, The Australian

David Gallagher, Professor of Management (Finance), Macquarie University Graduate School of Management

Robert Carling, Senior Fellow, The Centre for Independent Studies

(Please note the ticket price includes a light breakfast)

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