May Event on 8th May

Tax Reform- Now More than Ever

The author of the 2010 tax reform review, Dr Ken Henry will present at the Newcastle Institute’s May meeting. Dr Henry, AC, an economist and former Secretary of the Department of the Treasury from 2001 to 2011 has worked alongside Liberal and Labor governments. He is also currently Chair of the Australian Climate and Biodiversity Foundation.

With current political leaders unwilling to discuss major tax changes needed for 21st century Australia, this is an opportunity to have a rational discussion with one of the most influential economists in Australia, about options for taxation policy and the pressing rationale for these reforms.

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2021 Program

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month from March to November, covering a range of topics.

Past Events

Dr Karl: Scientific reasons to be optimistic for 2021

WHEN: Wednesday 11 November 2020, 7pm – 8pm
WHERE: Online via Facebook and Zoom

America at the Crossroads?

WHEN: Wednesday 14 October 2020, 7pm – 8pm
WHERE: Online via Facebook and Zoom

The value of the arts –now more than ever

WHEN: Wednesday 9th September 2020, 7pm – 8pm
WHERE: Online via Facebook and Zoom

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