Federal Budget Live Chat On Menzies House

Some of you may be interested to know that I’ll be participating in a “live chat” covering the Federal Budget Speech (for Americans, the closest thing Australia has to a State of The Union) from Tuesday 730pm AEST (which is 430am US Eastern if your’e an American insomniac) on Menzies House. So you’ll be able to view the feed of the speech direct from the MH website, whilst reading real-time comments from various “experts”, as well as being able to submit your own questions, make comments and so on.

Other persons on the panel include:

John Humphreys: After finishing his economics (honours) degree at the University of Queensland, John started work in the “Budget Policy Division” of the Commonwealth Treasury. There he was responsible for revenue forecasting, and helping to write the budget. Since then, John has spent time consulting, teaching and researching economics — and has published several papers on tax & welfare reform.

Dr. Joseph Clark: Joseph Clark received his economics PhD from the University of Queensland before moving into the corporate world. He currently works as the Director of Commodity Strategy at Suncorp Investment Management, and is an occasional lecturer on financial markets at the University of Queensland.

Senator Cory Bernardi: Senator Bernardi has been a Senator for South Australia since 2006. Before entering politics, he spent over a decade in the financial services industry and is a vocal advocate of lower tax and smaller government. He is currently the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Leader of the Opposition and the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Population Policy.

Alex Butterworth: Alex is the current President of the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation and President of the WA Young Liberals. Alex is completing a Law/Arts combined course at the University of Western Australia with an economic history and commercial law focus.

This is an exciting new development in Australian political new media, and I hope you’ll be able to tune in! Click here for more information.

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2 Responses to “Federal Budget Live Chat On Menzies House”

  1. Ben Says:

    Can’t wait to hear from Senator Cory Bernardi! 🙂

  2. Scott Says:

    Looking forward to the opportunity to meeting with you all again.

    Senator Scott Price
    Nebraska’s 3rd District

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