Developments in work and wellbeing for contemporary Australia

Andrea Verdich
Policy Manager

Date & Time

March 23, 2023

9:00AM - 3:00PM


The Treasury   
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Invitation only



Developments in work and wellbeing for contemporary Australia is a nationally significant conversation on three current economic policy development processes: the Measuring What Matters budget initiative, the Care and Support Economy Strategy and the Employment White Paper (with particular attention to the non-financial benefits of work).

This policy roundtable will connect senior government officials from the Treasury, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and other relevant Commonwealth agencies with a multidisciplinary group of Academy Fellows and leading social sciences experts.

This invitation only event, hosted by the Treasury, is an opportunity to discuss relevant evidence and current thinking to underpin policy development for each review.

Experts presenting at the roundtable include:

Session 1: Measuring What Matters

  • Dr Dennis Trewin AO FASSA (Chair)
  • Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA FAHMS, Patron, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Professor Arthur Grimes, Chair, Wellbeing and Public Policy, Wellington School of Business and Government

Session 2: Care and Support Economy

  • Professor Marian Baird AO FASSA (Chair)
  • Professor Sara Charlesworth, Co-Chair, Work + Family Policy Roundtable
  • Professor Gabrielle Meagher, School of Social Sciences, Macquarie University
  • Dr Leonora Risse, Senior Lecturer, Economics, RMIT

Session 3: The non-financial benefits of work

  • Mr David Kalisch FASSA (Chair)
  • Professor Matthew Gray, Director, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
  • Professor Roger Wilkins, Deputy Director, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research, University of Melbourne

A summary communique will be publicly available following the event.

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