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Unpack what the 2021 Federal Budget means for your business

Dhiyana Varsani
31 Mar. 2021

While the economy is recovering from the impact of COVID-19, recovery has been irregular and uncertainty still remains. Therefore having a solid understanding of the federal budget and what this means for your business and the economy is crucial in creating plans and strategies.

We work with a range of Economists and Economics Speakers that can provide your organisation with an overview of what the federal budget means for you, and the insights and forecasts it needs to move forward. These Speakers have local and global expertise and specialise in providing easily digestible presentations tailored to your organisation or team.

The Hon. Wayne Swan served as the Treasurer of Australia for nearly six years, including three years as Deputy Prime Minister.

His focus as Treasurer was on strong, secure economic growth, job creation, and maximising the opportunities for Australia in the Asian Century. He was instrumental in the publication of the Asian Century White Paper - a blueprint for Australia’s engagement in the region.

Wayne Swan was awarded Euromoney Finance Minister of the Year in 2011 for his ‘careful stewardship of Australia’s finances and economic performance during the global financial crisis.

He was one of the longest-serving finance ministers in the G20 and was recognised as one of its leading contributors, drawing on his unique experience overseeing Australia’s economic outperformance among the developed world. Wayne Swan is an articulate and compelling speaker with a wealth of national and international experience.

Get in touch about Wayne Swan

Craig James has a knack for making economics user friendly.

In his current role as Chief Economist at CommSec he is tasked with interpreting ‘big picture’ economic and financial trends for customers, clients and staff.

CommSec is known for innovative, ‘user-friendly’ reports and Craig's presentations are exactly the same. Craig tailors his presentation to your organisation or team in a way that is informative and easy to digest and translate into actions.

Get in touch about Craig James

Warren Hogan is an economist and financial markets strategist who has worked for major banks and Government for the past 25 years.

He is based in Australia having worked for The Australian Government Treasury, Credit Suisse and ANZ Bank where he held the position of Chief Economist from 2010 to 2016. Warren is currently an Industry Professor at the UTS Business School in Sydney and runs the micro-advisory firm, EQ Economics, which specialises in industry and economic analysis.

Warren is closely monitoring and analysing the economic and financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic with a particular focus on the impacts on business and the economy. Warren can provide insights and analysis on how the pandemic is changing Australia’s economy and society and the implications for government policy and financial markets. Warren’s unique experience positions him well to provide views on the likely paths Australia’s economy can take over the decade ahead.

Get in touch about Warren Hogan

With a quick wit, sharp mind and a wealth of international political experience, the Honorable Joe Hockey has become a widely-recognized authority on commerce and politics in the United States, Australia and around the world.

For nearly twenty years Mr Hockey served in the Australian Parliament. Over that period the Prime Minister put him in charge of the portfolios of financial services, health and welfare delivery, employment, workplace relations, small business and tourism. Mr Hockey then served as Treasurer of Australia, overseeing the Australian economy, and in 2014 he served as Chair of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bankers Group. This is the most senior gathering of the world’s economic leaders.

More recently Mr Hockey served as Australia’s Ambassador to the United States of America under both President Obama and President Trump. Mr Hockey currently lives in Washington DC and specialises in providing strategic and tactical advice to businesses in areas ranging from infrastructure and investment to cybersecurity and politics.

For nearly twenty years Mr Hockey served in the Australian Parliament. Over that period the Prime Minister put him in charge of the portfolios of financial services, health and welfare delivery, employment, workplace relations, small business and tourism. Mr Hockey then served as Treasurer of Australia, overseeing the Australian economy, and in 2014 he served as Chair of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bankers Group. This is the most senior gathering of the world’s economic leaders.

More recently Mr Hockey served as Australia’s Ambassador to the United States of America under both President Obama and President Trump. Mr Hockey currently lives in Washington DC and specialises in providing strategic and tactical advice to businesses in areas ranging from infrastructure and investment to cybersecurity and politics.

Get in touch about Joe Hockey

Nicki Hutley is a highly experienced economist well-known for her work in macroeconomic forecasting and her detailed understanding of the Australian economy and global factors of influence.

Nicki combines three decades of experience in markets, investment, and consulting with innovative economic tools and insights across a wide range of subject matters, to deliver keynote speeches to businesses looking to gain an insight into Australia's current and future economic climate.

Nicki Hutley is the perfect speaker choice for a business looking to forecast how the federal budget will impact the intersection of the economy, society, and environment.

Get in touch about Nicki Hutley

Dr Chris Caton is one of Australia's leading strategic forecasters.

A brilliant communicator, Chris has a rare ability to make economics come alive for his audience and has received innumerable accolades for his highly accessible, meaningful, and entertaining presentations.

Chris served as Chief Economist for 25 years, retiring in 2016. In this role, he advised clients on the financial implications of economic trends, policy pronouncements and major political developments. Drawing on his international experience and with an impressive breadth of knowledge, Chris provides succinct and tailored advice in a wide range of industries, including many that are dominated by small businesses.

Get in touch about Dr Chris Caton

From 1990 - 2009 Peter Costello AC served as a Member of the Australian House of Representatives and was Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia from March 1996 to December 2007. This is the longest service of any Treasurer in Australian history.

He delivered twelve federal budgets including ten surpluses. During this period Australia’s Sovereign Credit Rating was updated twice to its current AAA rating.

Mr Costello set up Australia’s system of financial regulation establishing the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). He also established the Takeovers Panel.

Get in touch about Peter Costello AC

Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most respected financial commentators and journalists.

Alan brings sharp insights to key financial and economic issues and is considered the ‘go-to guy’ for all things finance in Australia.

Alan is an engaging keynote presenter for the savvy investor, the financially studious and any organisation seeking a relevant and meaningful understanding of where it sits, and the opportunities available, in the economic and business marketplace.

Get in touch about Alan Kohler

Effie Zahos is one of Australia’s leading personal finance commentators, best known for her former role as the editor of Money magazine.

Effie has more than two decades of experience helping Aussie businesses make the most of their money. Effie is known for her no-nonsense approach and she has a knack for making money matters simple.

Get in touch about Effie Zahos

Michael Pascoe is one of Australia's most respected and experienced finance and economics commentators with four decades in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism covering the full gamut of economic, business and finance issues.

Michael is a rare Speaker who provides economic insights and forecasting using plain language and wicked humour making him a crowd favourite with audiences across Australia.

Get in touch about Michael Pascoe

Tom Piotrowski is a market analyst with Commonwealth Securities.

In addition to his day to day work for CommSec, he also has regular media commitments, with numerous media outlets, updating the general public on issues influencing local and global markets.

An expert in the economy and all things financial, Tom Piotrowski is the perfect speaker choice for a business looking to gain an edge in today's economic climate.

Get in touch about Tom Piotrowski

If you're looking for a Speaker to provide an insight into what the federal budget means for your organisation, contact our expert team on 1300 799 823 or enquire here for more information.



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