RESET: RESTORING AUSTRALIA AFTER THE PANDEMIC RECESSION

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Join us for an In-Conversation and Book Launch of Reset: Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession, written by Ross Garnaut AC.

Renowned economist Ross Garnaut will discuss how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future – and why the old approaches will not work.

In his book, Reset, Garnaut develops the idea of a renewable superpower, he calls for a basic income and he explores what the ‘decoupling’ of China and the United States will mean for Australia.

In the wake of COVID-19, the world has entered its deepest recession since the 1930s. Shocks of this magnitude throw history from its established course – either for good or evil. In 1942 – in the depths of war – the Australian government established a Department of Post-War Reconstruction to plan a future that not only restored existing strengths but also rebuilt the country for a new and better future.

As we strive to overcome the coronavirus challenge, we need new, practical ideas to restore Australia. Ross Garnaut will present his ideas, followed by an In-Conversation with author and journalist, Tory Shepherd.

This event will be presented LIVE in the University of South Australia's Allan Scott Auditorium to a limited audience. For this reason, REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL.  All registered attendees will be required to check-in and confirm contact details, as a requirement of our COVID-safe plan. Please stay at home if you are unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms - see SA Health website for more information. We thank you in advance for your thoughtful and responsible cooperation.

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Reset: Restoring Australia After The Pandemic Recession
Ross Garnaut AC

Thursday 4 March, 2021, 6pm - 7.15pm
Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

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SPEAKERS

ROSS GARNAUT AC
AUTHOR AND PROFESSORIAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

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Ross Garnaut is the Professorial Research Fellow in economics at the University of Melbourne. In 2008, he produced the Garnaut Climate Change Review for the Australian government. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling Dog Days, Superpower and Reset.

In 2008, Professor Garnaut presented his Garnaut Climate Change Review. The review examined the impact of climate change on the Australian economy and provided potential medium-term to long-term policies to improve Australia’s prospects for sustainable prosperity.

In addition to his distinguished academic career, Ross Garnaut has also had longstanding and successful roles as policy advisor, diplomat and businessman. He was the Principal Economic Advisor to The Late Honourable Robert James Lee Hawke, AC, GCL (1983–1985) and subsequently served as the Australian Ambassador to China (1985–88).

Ross Garnaut is the author of numerous books, monographs, and articles in scholarly journals on international economics, public finance and economic development, particularly in relation to East Asia and the Southwest Pacific.

Ross Garnaut presented the 12th Annual Hawke Lecture, Climate Change: The Public Interest and Private Interests in Australian Policy.

Ross Garnaut website
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TORY SHEPHERD
JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR

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Tory Shepherd is a columnist at The Advertiser, a freelance writer, and the author of On Freedom. After finishing Honours in Anthropology and a Masters in Communication, she ended up as a ‘mature-age’ cadet at the paper 15 years ago. She is a Walkley Award judge and a Churchill Fellow.

Twitter: @ToryShepherd
Facebook: Tory Shepherd

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 PRESENTED BY
THE BOB HAWKE PRIME MINISTERIAL CENTRE

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Reset: Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession is published by Black Inc.

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