Innovation and the economy - the budget's missed opportunity

Innovation and the economy - the budget's missed opportunity

Nov 6
Join Trustees from across the country to discuss policy and budget imperatives to drive innovation.
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The Hon. Richard Marles MP, Deputy Leader of the ALP and Shadow Minister for Defence

Event Overview

Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Federal Shadow Minister for Defence, the Hon. Richard Marles, will lead a discussion on innovation, exploring:
  • Understanding our productivity problem;
  • What role does government have to play; and 
  • What is the time horizon for change?
Roundtable start times:
NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS: 11.10am
SA: 10.40am
NT: 9.40am
QLD: 10.10am
WA: 8.10am

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.

Meet the speaker

The Hon. Richard Marles MP
Deputy Leader of the ALP and Shadow Minister for Defence

Richard was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Corio in November 2007. He began his career with legal firm Slater and Gordon, before going on to become the Federal Assistant Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union. Richard has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, and Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Trade, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and is currently the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Defence.

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