ABE presents a briefing and discussion with Secretary Kennedy


From: Thursday May 18, 2023, 12:00 pm

To: Thursday May 18, 2023, 2:30 pm

We're pleased to present a briefing and discussion with

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM

The Treasury

The Federal Budget 2023-24: A post-Budget briefing

Thursday 18 May 2023 - Melbourne

Secretary Kennedy will brief ABE members and guests about the architecture of the 2023-24 Federal Budget, scheduled for publication in the week before, including forecasts, measures, impacts. Dr Kennedy has agreed to take questions from the audience. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with colleagues over lunch.


Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00

Venue: The Langham Melbourne, Southgate Avenue, Southbank

Lunch includes two courses and beverages

Cost: $185 members, $215 non-members, $1640 tables of 8 eight guests

Registration in advance is essential. Booking fees apply

Register and pay online here

Dr Kennedy has agreed to take questions from the audience.
Enquiries: or call 0419 256 339

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Steven Kennedy
Dr Steven Kennedy commenced as Secretary to the Treasury in September 2019. Prior to his appointment, Steven was Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development between September 2017 and August 2019.
During his 30 years in the public service, Steven has held other senior positions including Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Deputy Secretary at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Environment; Deputy Secretary at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and the Head of Secretariat of the Garnaut Climate Change Review – Update 2011.
Steven began his public service career in 1992 as a cadet at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Prior to joining the public service, he trained and worked as a nurse.
Steven has served on a number of boards and is a member of the Reserve Bank Board, Council of Financial Regulators, Trans Tasman Council on Banking Supervision, Board of Taxation, New Zealand Treasury Board, the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation and the Centre for Market Design Advisory Board. Steven was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2016 for outstanding public service in the area of climate change policy.
Steven holds a PhD and a Masters in Economics from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.

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The Langham Melbourne

1 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006

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