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PROSPECTS FOR THE ACT’S ECONOMY AND ITS FINANCES

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IGPA CANBERRA CONVERSATION PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

PROSPECTS FOR THE ACT’S ECONOMY AND ITS FINANCES

DATE: 26 July 2018
TIME: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
VENUE: Function Room, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CANBERRA CITY.

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND.

ABOUT: With the ACT Budget returning to surplus, it is important to analyse how the surplus was achieved; what are the drivers of the improvement in the operating budget; and what notable accounting practices affect the budget outcome. It will also be of interest to discuss the economic and financial outlook for the Territory. This Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) Canberra Conversation Public Lecture will examine the prospects for the ACT’s economy, budget and finances. The event is jointly convened by Professorial Fellow Jon Stanhope AO and Adjunct Professor Dr Khalid Ahmed PSM.

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ADRIAN MAKEHAM-KIRCHNER is an economist with more than 20 years’ experience in in the government, private and non-government sectors working as a consultant, researcher, political adviser, senior executive, board member, and as a business owner.

Adrian formed Economic Intelligence in 2012 to help decision makers with complex resource allocation problems, drawing on skills in applied economics, data analysis, strategic thinking and complex policy and system design, in order to build robust evidence-based options for tough and sensitive resourcing choices.

DR KHALID AHMED served in the ACT Public Service for 19 years, with around 10 years as Executive Director of the Policy Coordination and Development Division in Treasury. Over that period, he had been involved with the analysis of medium to long term fiscal policy issues, and development and implementation of major policy initiatives in the Territory. He had been involved with the preparation of the Territory’s budget in a senior capacity for over a decade. He has also led expenditure reviews and the review of the ACT’s taxation system including the development of the Taxation Reform Plan.

Khalid was on the Affordable Housing Taskforce established by the ACT Government, and had the oversight and responsibility for the implementation of a range of initiatives of the Government to improve housing affordability.

Khalid now works in the private sector as an economic advisor and is involved in public policy and public sector reform.

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