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A Q&A with Dr Martin Parkinson PSM, Secretary to the Treasury


From: Tuesday August 19, 2014, 6:00 pm

To: Tuesday August 19, 2014, 7:30 pm

Fresh from his final Federal Budget as Treasury Secretary, Dr Parkinson joins the Young Economists for an evening of robust discussion on the Budget, role of government, key macroeconomic forces and reform priorities. In the face of structural economic transition and strategic pivots toward Asia, policymakers are focused on achieving a balance in fiscal strategy that promotes growth, while heralding an end to the age of entitlement. However, while Government makes the case for addressing Australia's fiscal deficit, critics argue that cuts have come too hard and too fast, with monetary policy's scope to stimulate growth in the short-run quite limited. Analysts point to the promise of growth in the housing market to save us from the mining investment cliff, yet this has not quelled concerns about housing affordability and the need for reforming investors' taxation benefits. Now, as the economy transitions, calls for reform in revenue, social and regulatory policy have gradually grown louder - on the GST, social welfare, and on developing a climate change policy that supports industry. As Secretary to the Treasury,  Dr. Parkinson is uniquely placed to discuss these matters.   If you have any questions, please contact the Young Economists through Facebook, Twitter or email.   More information in the flier attached: A Q&A with Dr Martin Parkinson PSM   Event: A Q&A with Dr Martin Parkinson PSM, Secretary to the Treasury When: Tuesday, August 19th, 6:00pm for 6:30-7:30pm Where: Lounge, 3rd Floor, UniPub, London Circuit Cost: FREE


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