Wrong Way Book Launch with Senator Doug Cameron

Jonathan Miller Dominic Cradick Marilyn Chalkley Susan Davidson Matt Grudnoff Trevor Murray Dan Nahum Diane Spooner Norman Abjorensen Alison Pennington Elise Dare Kathleen O'Sullivan David Richardson Barbara Griffiths Ericka Hill Anthony Slatyer Noel Pratt Timothy Dobson Rachael Bahl Kristine Klugman Vincent Patulny Brian Aarons Rebecca Dixon Luke whitington elle judd Brad Sherman David Townsend Geoff Buchanan Hannah Brown Gerard De Ruyter Ella Beer Liz McGinnis Matt Partridge Ella Factor Monique Blasiak marika simpson Shobha Varkey john angley Ciaran Summerton Barry Naughten ann thomson Dean Jennings Matthew Blayden Peter Wigley Tim Goodacre Lily Muell Andy Fahey Thomas Greenwell

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Wrong Way: How Privatisation & Economic Reform Backfired

Book launch with Senator Doug Cameron

6pm - 8pm Thursday 20 September
speeches & formalities 6.30pm
at The Australia Institute

Level 1, Endeavour House

1 Franklin Street Manuka ACT
(opposite Manuka Coles)

Since the 1980s, successive waves of ‘economic reform’ have radically changed the Australian economy. We have seen privatisation, deregulation, marketisation, and the contracting out of government services such as transport and education.

The benefits of economic reform are increasingly being questioned. Alongside growing voter disenchantment, new voices argue that instead of free markets, economic reform has led to unaccountable oligopolies, increased prices, reduced productivity and a degraded sense of the public good.

In Wrong Way, Australia’s leading economists and public intellectuals look at key economic reforms, including child care, aged care, housing, banking, prisons, universities and the NBN. Have these reforms for the Australian community and its economy been worthwhile? Have they given us a better society, as promised?

The book will be available for purchase at the launch.

September 20, 2018 at 6pm - 8pm
The Level
1 Franklin St
Griffith, ACT 2603
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