Economic and Political Outlook - Victoria 2022

Economic and Political Outlook - Victoria 2022

Feb 25
Join CEDA’s expert panel and your fellow Trustees to explore the political environment and the outlook for the Victoria economy across 2022.
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Besa Deda, Chief Economist, Bank of Melbourne
Danny Pearson MP, Victoria Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Regulatory Reform; Government Services; and Creative Industries
Richard Willingham, Victorian Political Reporter, ABC News

Event Overview

2021 has presented an array of challenges across the country, the impact of which differed greatly depending on your location. Victoria has taken the brunt of lockdowns over the past 18 months with the associated impacts on workforces and the economy.

With the state on track to hit the national roadmap vaccination targets before the end of 2021, what will be the priorities for the State Government as it heads into a November 2022 state election?

Join CEDA’s panel of economic and political commentators to explore how the state will fare living with Covid-19 and how it will get the economy back on track.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speakers

Besa Deda
Chief Economist, Bank of Melbourne

Besa is Westpac Business Bank Chief Economist. Prior to this, she was St.George Bank’s chief economist since 2008, a role she took on after senior strategist and economist roles with the Commonwealth Bank for over seven years. She started her career with the Colonial Group in 1997. Besa is the Secretary for the Australian Business Economists’ Association, regularly commentates to the media on economic issues and was also a lecturer for FINSIA for many years (now Kaplan).

Danny Pearson MP
Victoria Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Regulatory Reform; Government Services; and Creative Industries

Danny is the State Member for Essendon and holds the portfolios of Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Government Services and Minister for Regulatory Reform. Danny was a Senior Adviser to Premier Steve Bracks and a consultant to Hawker Britton. He was elected to State Parliament in November 2014 and re-elected in November 2018 and appointed to his current portfolios in 2020 after serving as Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.

Richard Willingham
Victorian Political Reporter, ABC News

Richard is the senior Victorian political reporter with ABC News. He has more than a decade of experience covering Victorian politics, and has won awards for his coverage. He joined the ABC in 2017 after seven years covering Victorian and federal politics at The Age.

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