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August 26
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
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Living with COVID-19: priorities for the economic recovery

Take a break with Danielle Wood

Hosted by:
Nina Christesen

August 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


COVID-19 is the biggest social and economic shock since World War II, with the government expecting an extra 240,000 Australians to lose their job between now and Christmas.

However, within months, the economic and social foundations of policies and systems for welfare, employment, childcare, health, and education have been turned on their head by the pandemic.

The challenge facing National and State Governments is how to build on the crisis rescue plan and create the right foundations to help Australia successfully transition to a ‘with COVID’ world.

How should governments allocate resources to navigate to this new world?

Danielle will discuss the economic impacts of COVID-19 and how things might evolve over the next 12 months.

She will outline the health and economic policy responses governments need to address now to help Australia successfully transition to a ‘with COVID’ world; and delve into the key recommendations outlined in the recent Grattan Institute Publication The Recovery Book: What Australian Governments should do now, 

Danielle is the CEO of the Grattan Institute. Danielle has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budget policy, tax reform, generational inequality, and reforming political institutions. She is a sought-after media commentator and speaker on policy issues.

Danielle previously worked at the ACCC, NERA Economic Consulting and the Productivity Commission. She holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and Master’s degrees in Economics and Competition Law, from the University of Melbourne.

Danielle is the National President of the Economic Society of Australia and co-founder and former Chair of the Women in Economics Network.

Please join us for an event that will offer insights into the economic and social levers that will shape the future in the next year ahead.