Inclusive Economic Growth 10 Years After The GFC: Ed Balls & Wayne Swan Public Tour

Ten years on from the Global Financial Crisis, with inequality entrenched, trickle-down economics is in search of a replacement.

We want to help start a new conversation about what we can learn from the past and what we must do in the future. As the rise of Donald Trump, the vote for Brexit and the embrace of ‘good debt’ and bank taxes make clear, not even the political right believe in neoliberalism any more.

We are excited to announce that Chifley Research Centre in conjunction with the Australia Institute is bringing one of the key players in the global response to the GFC, Ret. Hon. Ed Balls PC, for a national speaking tour with Australian former Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Hon. Wayne Swan.


National Press Club Address: The Global Financial Crisis, Ten Years On
Ed Balls & Wayne Swan
11.30am – 2pm Thursday 17 August
National Press Club
$85.00 incl. lunch, bookings essential > Book now


McKell Institute presents —
Setting the Public Policy Agenda
Ed Balls & Wayne Swan
6.30pm (arrival from 6.15pm) Thursday 17 August
Deloitte Australia, 255 George Street Sydney

This event is sponsored by Deloitte Australia


Progressive Labor Speakers present —
10 Years on from the GFC: Tackling Inequality — The Way Forward for Inclusive Prosperity
Ed Balls & Wayne Swan
6.30pm Saturday 19 August
Undumbi Room, Queensland Parliament House
FREE, RSVP by Wed 16 August to >


The Australia Institute Tasmania & University of Tasmania present —
Inclusive Economic Growth 10 Years After the GFC
Ed Balls & Saul Eslake in conversation
6.30pm (arrival from 6.15pm) Monday 21 August
Dechaineux Theatre, University of Tasmania, 41 Hunter Street, Hobart
FREE, bookings essential > Book now

This event is supported by The Australia Institute Tasmania and University of Tasmania.


The Australia Institute & Guardian Australia present —
Ed Balls & Wayne Swan in conversation: with Lenore Taylor
6.30pm (arrival from 6.15pm) Tuesday 22 August
Melbourne Town Hall
TICKETS $20 +bf > Book now

This event is brought to you in partnership with Guardian Australia.

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