Date & Times: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 12pm to 1.30pm
Location: National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra.

What does a third term Coalition Government mean for Australia and our longer term trajectory?

The Coalition victory was a shock for many. Even Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the election outcome miraculous. A dominant theme of the election campaign was the economy but will Australians be better off under a Coalition Government? What about the other big policy challenges facing Australia? Can real reform be achieved?

This year’s panel brings together a diverse group of experts from across the media, politics, the public sector and academia to discuss the policy promises and pitfalls of a re-elected Coalition Government and the implications for Australia’s future.


Professor Helen Sullivan
Director of Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and the Institute of Public Administration Australia.


Dr John Hewson AM
Former leader of the Opposition & Chair, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute,Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Professor Janine O’Flynn
Professor of Public Management, ANZSOG & University of Melbourne, and award-winning author of Rethinking Public Service Delivery.

Inala Cooper
Indigenous activist and Engagement Lead at Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity, University of Melbourne.

Mark Kenny
Senior Fellow, Australian Studies Institute, ANU. Former Chief Political Correspondent at the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times.


The event is hosted by The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation. Click here to register.


On the blog

Tax Policy Is Doing Too Little to Help the Squeezed Middle, by Miranda Stewart

Nothing Wrong With Refundable Franking Credits—Every Shareholder Has Paid Tax, It’s Just That Their Company Did It for Them, by Steven Hamilton

Negative Gearing isn’t a Rort—It’s an Essential Part of an Efficient Tax System, by Steven Hamilton

The Newest Election Faultline Isn’t Left Versus Right, It’s Young Versus Old – and It’s Hardening, by Emily Millane

Refundable Franking Credits: Why Reform Is Needed (and Why It Should Be Targeted) – Part 1, by John Taylor and Ann Kayis-Kumar

Refundable Franking Credits: Why Reform Is Needed (and Why It Should Be Targeted) – Part 2, by John Taylor and Ann Kayis-Kumar

What Will the Coalition Be Remembered for on Tax? Tinkering, Blunders and Lost Opportunities, by Robert Breunig and Kristen Sobeck

Coalition and Labor Voters Share Policy Priorities When They Are Informed About Inequality, by Chris Hoy

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