Breakfast with the Melbourne Institute
The State of the Australian Economy: Prospects for Growth
Date: Wednesday 24 April 2013
Time: 7.30 - 9.00am,
Venue: The Fitzroy Ballroom, Sofitel on Collins Melbourne
Cost: $80.00 including GST
Ms Julie Toth, Chief Economist, Economics Team, Australian Industry Group [presentation]
Professor John Freebairn, Ritchie Chair in Economics, Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne [presentation]
About the topic:
"In seasonally adjusted terms, the main contributors to GDP were Manufacturing (up 2.1%), Health care and social assistance (up 1.8%), Financial and insurance services (up 1.3%) and Mining (up 0.8%). These industries each contributed 0.1 percentage points to the increase in GDP." ABS media release, Australian National Accounts, December Quarter 2012 , 6 March 2013.
This Forum will discuss issues around the changing structure of the economy. Has manufacturing grown despite (or is it because of) the high exchange rate? Is the mining boom really over? What are the future engines of growth?
Ms Penny Hope
Functions Manager, Melbourne Institute
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