Tax reform: laying the foundations | 2024 Keith Hancock Lecture and Panel Discussion

Professor Robert Breunig
Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University , Academy Fellow

Robert is the director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU. From 2015 to 2016 he was the Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is one of Australia’s leading public policy economists, influencing significant policy impact through a number of his research projects. Robert’s research is motivated by important social policy issues and debates, including healthcare, immigration, and generational disadvantage.

Dr Ken Henry AC
Former Secretary, Commonwealth Treasury , Academy Fellow

Sonia Arakkal
Co-Founder , Think Forward

Allegra Spender MP
Federal Member for Wentworth , Member, House of Representatives Standing on Economics

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive , CEDA

Melinda is a company director, economist and experienced senior executive. She is a Non-Executive Director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors, the Australian Statistics Advisory Council, and the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration. Melinda was previously a Non-Executive Director with Woodside Petroleum, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.

Anna Dennis
Communications Manager

Date & Time

October 31, 2024
12:00 - 2:00pm


Amora Jamison Sydney, 11 Jamison Street, Sydney

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$209 - $366

CEDA in partnership with the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, is pleased to invite you to participate in a discussion on tax reform with leading commentators.

Tax reform has consistently been a contentious topic, with successive governments hesitant to address it significantly, and experts involved in the discourse often at odds over the best approach to take.

Dr Ken Henry has “warned that Australia’s social compact with younger workers shouldering a rising tax burden faces an existential crisis”, and Allegra Spender commenting that we are “seeing the emergence of an intergenerational tragedy”.

CEDA and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia welcome you to join a discussion with leading experts as we delve into the historical backdrop that brought us to our current state, examine ways to participate in political dialogue to advance this issue, and consider the societal agreement needed to effectively address real tax reform.

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