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Tue, 15 Sept


Zoom Webinar

The Future We Want: Who Pays for a Pandemic?

In conversation with Danielle Wood (Grattan Institute) and Professor John Quiggin (UQ).

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Time & Location

15 Sept 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Zoom Webinar

About the event

For all Australians, 2020 has been a devastating year. For months, flames engulfed much of the country and the resulting smoke blanketed our cities. Then, as we emerged from one disaster, COVID-19 forced people inside, state borders shut, and the economy to grind to a standstill.

What does this mean for the economic future of Australia's young people? Join the UNAA Young Professionals Queensland as we ask the experts, Danielle Wood (Grattan Institute) and Professor John Quiggin (UQ): ‘Who Pays for a Pandemic?’.

The fourth in our 'The Future We Want' series focusing on young Australian futures, 'Who Pays for a Pandemic' will discuss intergenerational economics, the future of employment, what an increasing national debt means for our future, and whether a focus on deficits and surpluses is even relevant in 2020.

Join us online for an engaging panel conversation and interactive expert Q&A. Bring along your questions and prepare to engage in creating a future we can all be proud of.


🔹 Danielle Wood:  Danielle is the CEO of the Grattan Institute. She believes in the power of public policy to make Australia a better place. Danielle has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budget policy, tax reform, generational inequality and reforming political institutions. She is a sought-after media commentator and speaker on policy issues. Danielle is the National President of the Economic Society of Australia and co-founder and former Chair of the Women in Economics Network.

🔹 Professor John Quiggin:  John Quiggin is a Professor in Economics at The University of Queensland and is prominent both as a research economist and as a commentator on Australian economic policy. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and many other learned societies and institutions.  His latest book, Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work so Well, and Why They Can Fail So Badly, was released in 2019 by Princeton University Press. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This event is free of charge, however if you are able we would greatly appreciate your donation to UNAA Young Professionals Qld towards the costs of running this and future events!

As always, we at the UNAA respectfully acknowledge that this online event will be hosted by individuals on the land of the Turrbal and Yuggera peoples, as well as watched by others from across the many Nations. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and fully commit to working together now and in the future.



This event is occurring online via the Zoom video-teleconferencing software. You will be emailed Zoom dial-in details upon successful registration. You do not need a Zoom account to listen in, however we recommend you to create a free Zoom account so that you can automatically access the meeting hyperlink/avoid any minor tech, wifi or device issues. We ask attendees to dial-in at least 5 minutes before 6PM AEST. The Host will admit you in through the online waiting room.

If you have any questions for our panelists, there will be a dedicated time in the event to ask them. If you wish to reach out to any of the panelists after the event, the panelists will indicate what their best method of communication is. Please understand if our panelists wish to respect their privacy and emphasize their boundaries with communication.

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