ESA (Vic) 2015 Professional Development Seminar #7 - Melissa Wells 'Inclusive prosperity: Australia’s record and the road ahead'


From: Tuesday July 28, 2015, 12:30 pm

To: Tuesday July 28, 2015, 1:30 pm

Inclusive prosperity: Australia’s record and the road ahead

Join us for a lively debate on inclusive prosperity: Australia’s record and the road ahead.   Melissa Wells is assisting the Inclusive Prosperity Commission investigate past performance and future prospects for inclusive growth in Australia.   Melissa will share the findings of the Commission’s new paper and facilitate a policy discussion. The Commission is chaired by former Treasurer Wayne Swan and Chifley Research Centre director, Michael Cooney, together with an advisory group including former CEO of NAB, Cameron Clyne and trade union boss Dave Oliver.  The Commission’s task is to develop a new economic policy framework to guide Australia beyond the commodities boom and into the opportunities in the decades ahead. At the heart of the Commission’s work is the premise that broadly shared prosperity sustains long-term economic growth.  Modelled on the Centre for American Progress Commission led by Larry Summers, the Australian Commission will conduct public meetings throughout 2015 and release its final report in 2016.   Australian discussion paper available here: Centre for American Progress report available here:   About the speaker: Melissa is a senior economist with over 14 years of experience across public policy, business and the not for profit sector.  A qualified lawyer, Melissa also holds a Masters in development economics from Oxford University. Melissa is an associate at Equity Economics and chief economist at Save the Children, the world’s leading independent charity for children.


Victorian Competition & Efficiency Commission (VCEC) Offices (Level 37)

2 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria

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