Budget response by Shadow Treasurer, Jim Chalmers

Budget response by Shadow Treasurer, Jim Chalmers

Oct 15
CEDA welcomes Shadow Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, and his analysis of the 2020-21 Federal Budget. 
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Jim Chalmers MP, Federal Shadow Treasurer
Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Event Overview

Jim Chalmers will provide the Opposition’s response to the Government’s Budget, and their rationale for it, to CEDA members.

Jim has argued against cuts to JobKeeper, called for “a more comprehensive plan for jobs into the future”, investment in public housing and clear energy policy to lower costs and increase certainty and confidence.

Join CEDA’s national livestream audience to hear the alternative view of how Australia should be spending and investing for recovery and to secure our economic future. 

Livestream start times:
NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS: 12.30pm
SA: 12.00pm
NT: 11.00am
QLD: 11.30am
WA: 9.30am

Please note all livestream events will be recorded and registered participants will receive exclusive access to the recording following the event, ahead of the general public. Substitutions for the livestream can be made at any time. Please forward details to the event coordinator.


Meet the speaker

Jim Chalmers MP
Federal Shadow Treasurer

Jim has a PhD in political science and international relations; has served as Chief of Staff to a Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer and as Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre. He has been a member of the Shadow Cabinet since 2016 and was previously Shadow Finance Minister. 

Meet the facilitator

Jarrod Ball
Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in 2017 with over 15 years of experience as an economist across the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia, in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod also worked in the Federal Government and was a lead adviser on microeconomic reform for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. He is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy and the Melbourne Economic Forum. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts from the University of Southern Queensland.

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