The Economic Challenge for the 45th Parliament

26 July 2016

University of Melbourne · Melbourne Economic Forum 2016

Australia faces an uncertain international environment with a recent history of low productivity growth, weak business investment, outside resources and housing. The July Forum discusses the economic challenges facing the new Parliament and Government, and the implications of policy choice.

Introduction and overview from co-convener Professor Ross Garnaut, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne

Medium-term forecasts for output and incomes, Dr Janine Dixon, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University

Competition, productivity and the Australian growth outlook, Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Economic challenges facing the 45th Parliament, Dr David Gruen, Deputy Secretary, Economic, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet