Hon Kate Carnell and Professor Tony Makin: Where does the economic response to COVID19 leave us?

Join us online on Monday July the 20th for a discussion with Hon Kate Carnell and Professor Tony Makin on the ramifications of Australia’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In this instalment of AIP’s COVID19: Causes, Consequences, and Cures Seminar Series, we will be bringing the expertises of Hon Kate Carnell and Professor Tony Makin together to explore the good and the bad of the economic measurements we have taken. Both Ms Carnell and Prof Makin have a wealth of experience in public policy and have used this to call upon the government for greater reform. We will be focusing on issues such as ‘what inefficiencies have we introduced into our recovery’, ‘who has been disadvantaged’, and ‘what do we do now’.

Hon Kate Carnell is the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman. Ms Carnell served as the Chief Minister of the ACT and CEO of organizations such as the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Beyond Blue. She has called on the government to improve the small business environment, pushing for policies such as a permanent small business instant asset tax write-off of $150k. You can read Ms Carnell’s recent submission to the Morrison government and comprehensive COVID19 recovery plan here.

Tony Makin is Professor of Economics at the Griffith Business School and Director of the Griffith APEC Study Centre. Professor Makin has served as an economist in the Federal Departments of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Treasury, and Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has been a critic of the government’s increase in spending in response to COVID19, arguing instead for tax and regulation reform. You can read Prof Makin’s concern on the resurgence of crude Keynesianism and the need for a fiscal vaccine for COVID19 here.

The Australian Institute of Progress’s COVID19: Causes, Consequences, and Cures Seminar Series will be hosted online via Zoom. Access and Q&A opportunities are included in the event ticket cost. A weblink to access the video conference will be emailed out to you prior to the event.

When: Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:00pm (AEST)
Where: Online via Zoom
Price: General: $10
$5 discount for AiP members
Booking: To book click here