I did most of my education in Tasmania and, after spending almost 34 years on what Tasmanians call ‘the mainland’, returned to Tasmania in December 2014. Both while I was living away, and since returning, I’ve maintained a keen interest in the progress (or, at times, lack of it) of Australia’s smallest state. The pieces here represent some of my efforts to advocate for policies which, in my opinion, would result in a stronger Tasmanian economy and improved living standards for Tasmanians.
Understanding the Tasmanian BudgetTasmania | 12th June 2018
Presentation to a ‘masterclass’ for community organizations hosted by the Australia Institute (Tasmania) in Hobart on 12th June. Explores the structure of Tasmania’s public sector, and what to look for in the Budget Papers to be published on 14th June.
The Economic Impact of Not-for-ProfitsTasmania, The Australian Economy | 17th May 2018
Presentation to a business breakfast hosted by the Salvation Army in Hobart on 17th May 2018 to launch their annual Red Shield Appeal. At the request of the organizers this also includes some material on the Tasmanian economy ahead of next month’s state budget.
The third annual ‘Tasmania Report’Tasmania | 11th December 2017
Report prepared for the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and presented in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport on Monday 11th December 2017. A detailed analysis of trends in Tasmania’s economy, labour and housing markets, population and public sector, with recommendations for change. The Full Report Executive Summary Presentation slides