Policy in the Pub: Transitioning regional economies


From: Wednesday April 18, 2018, 5:30 pm

To: Wednesday April 18, 2018, 6:30 pm

Transitioning Regional Economies

This month’s talk is from Paul Lindwall who will discuss the Productivity Commission’s report into transitioning regional economies.


The recent mining investment boom (which ended around 2013) was a confluence of high commodity prices, increased demand, substantial construction of new mining capacity and a sustained increase in production levels. Although mining is naturally cyclical, the amplitude and duration of this commodity cycle was relatively large. It presented both opportunities and challenges for workers, businesses, communities and governments.

This talk will discuss the report’s findings on the geographic impacts of a transition of the Australian economy following the resources investment boom.

About the speaker

Paul Lindwall, Commissioner, Productivity Commission.

Paul has served as a senior official with the Australian Treasury, the Department of Finance and the Productivity Commission with a focus on macroeconomic policy, financial markets, industry policy, national security and social policy. He has also represented Australia at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and as a diplomatic representative to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg.

At the Productivity Commission, Paul has worked on a range of inquiries, including the Caring for Older Australians inquiry, the Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector study and the Public Infrastructure inquiry. 

Event details

The evening is being held at 5.30pm Wednesday 18 April 2018 at the Kelvin Club 14-30 Melbourne Place, just off Russell St. There will be drinks and nibbles from 5pm for those who can get there a bit earlier.

As always, to plan for numbers, please let me know if you are able to come along.



Wednesday 18 April 2018


5:30 pm


Kelvin Club 14-30 Melbourne Place, just off Russell Street



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Kelvin Club

14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne VIC 3000

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