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July 20, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$45 – $50
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Marking The Report Card On The Labor Government, 1 Year In

Drinks with John Daley AM and Zoe McKenzie MP

Hosted by:
Justin Bokor

July 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

$45 – $50

How should we assess the performance of the current federal government?

Which actions have mattered and which ambitions will remain unmet?

Who has benefited and who has been disappointed?

What is the future direction for the Liberal Party?

How can the Liberal Party reclaim its appeal with voting blocs that deserted it at the last election?

What are the electoral expectations for political parties to be gender, generational and culturally diverse?

How will this government shape Australia?

What legacy will both parties leave?

Well placed to lead this important assessment are John Daley AM and Zoe McKenzie MP.

Professor John Daley AM is one of Australia’s leading public policy thinkers. He was the inaugural Chief Executive of the Grattan Institute for its first 11 years, where he published leading reports on institutional reform, trust in government, government priorities, budget policy, tax reform, intergenerational equity, retirement incomes and housing affordability. His recent report, Gridlock: Removing the barriers to policy reform, has been hailed as a landmark analysis of how Australia’s institutions affect the prospects of policy reform.

John is a partner at EY Port Jackson Partners, and the Chair of the Australian National Academy of Music. He graduated from the University of Melbourne Law School in 1990, and completed a D Phil in public law at the University of Oxford in 1999. He has also worked at the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, and at McKinsey and Co, and was a senior executive at ANZ Bank.

Zoe McKenzie MP was elected Member for Flinders in the Australian House of Representatives in May 2022.

Flinders encompasses Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula in Australia.

Prior to election, Zoe led the small business Trade and Investment Advisory, a firm which advised Australian and international entities on their market expansion into Australia or into one of Australia’s current or future Free Trade Agreement partners.

A law graduate of the University of Melbourne, Zoe also practised as an industrial relations lawyer at Freehills, and was a strategic adviser to the CEO of a major professional services firm.

Zoe has worked in senior policy roles in trade and investment, tourism, education, the arts and the law at both Federal and State levels, and worked with a centre-right think tank, la Fondation pour l’innovation politique, in France.

Prior to election, Zoe was a board member of the NBN Co and the Australia Council for the Arts. She was also a member of the Council of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce, the Australian British Chamber of Commerce Trade Policy, the European Australian Business Council Corporate Council, the Screen Producers Export Advisory Board, the Melbourne University Masters of International Relations Advisory Board and Melbourne University Humanities Foundation Board.

This informative and challenging Melbourne Forum panel discussion is one you would not want to miss.

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