Deficit to balance: Federal budget repair options

Deficit to balance: Federal budget repair options

Apr 21
Two distinguished financial commentators, John Langoulant AO and Su McCluskey, will launch CEDA's first research report of 2016, Deficit to balance: budget repair options, by assessing the state of Australia's public finances and options available to return the budget to surplus.
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John Langoulant AO, Chairman WA, Westpac, State President WA, CEDA
Su McCluskey, Member, Harper Review of Competition Policy

Event Overview

Despite a change in government and 25 consecutive years of economic growth, Australia has not had a Federal Budget surplus since 2007 just prior to the Global Financial Crisis. Numerous optimistic budgets predicting a return to surplus did not eventuate, and the deficit has swelled further to a forecasted $37.4 billion in 2015-16 as the misalignment between revenue and expenditure continues to grow.

The task of balancing the budget may seem difficult and daunting, but could arguably be achieved fairly easily with the right package of reforms. Join CEDA as our speakers evaluate reforms that could bring the budget into balance by the end of the decade.


Meet the speakers

John Langoulant AO
Chairman WA, Westpac, State President WA, CEDA

Su McCluskey
Member, Harper Review of Competition Policy

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