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The fourth annual TCCI ‘Tasmania Report’

Tasmania | 3rd December 2018

Presentation to events hosted by the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone on 3rd December 2018 The full report Presentation Slides

The Changing International Economic Order and its Implications for Australia

The Global Economy | 30th November 2018

Presentation to the Economics Teachers Association of Western Australia Biennial Conference, Perth, 30th November 2018

Outlook for the Australian Economy

The Australian Economy | 16th November 2018

Presentation to a luncheon hosted by Sharp & Carter, a recruitment agency, in Melbourne on 16th November 2018

An introduction to the Tasmanian Economy and Property Market

Tasmania | 14th November 2018

Presentation to Choice Platinum Achievers (a mortgage broker group) conference in Hobart, 14th November 2018

The Quest for ‘Security’ – is it Rational?

Security | 1st November 2018

Address to the Society of University Lawyers Annual Conference, Hobart, 1st November 2018 (note: this is a revised an updated version of a speech originally given in November 2017)

Hobart’s colonial-era Orphan Schools

Tasmania | 28th October 2018

Remarks at the launch of ‘Voices from the Orphan Schools – the Children’s Stories’, by Dr Diane Snowden, St Johns Park, Hobart, 28th October 2018

Taking the temperature of the Australian economy

The Australian Economy | 26th October 2018

Presentation to the Urban Development of Australia (UDIA) Victoria’s 2018 Developers’ Summit in Melbourne on 26th October 2018

The importance of education

Tasmania | 24th October 2018

Presentation to Anglicare Tasmania’s 5th annual ‘Communities for Children’ conference in Launceston, 24th October 2018


Excerpts from some recent presentations


What Others Say

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Charles Goode, Chairman, ANZ Bank, July 2009

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