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Respected and experienced finance and economics commentator.


With nearly five decades in journalism, Michael Pascoe is one of Australia's most experienced and thoughtful finance and economics commentators, recognised by his peers with the Peter Ruehl Award for Outstanding Columnist at the 2022 Kennedy Awards.

In August 2022 he added another line to his CV - author - with the successful launch of The Summertime of Our Dreams. It’s not about economics or politics - well, maybe just a few paragraphs in passing.

Michael’s career has ranged from The Courier-Mail and South China Morning Post to the Australian Financial Review and Sydney Morning Herald, from Macquarie Radio to Channels 9, 7 and Sky.

Current Work:
He is now contributing editor for The New Daily and a regular commentator on radio and television, bringing perspective and rare humour to the “dismal science” and its collision with politics.

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The Pleasure and The Pain

Michael Pascoe captured the audience from the moment he stepped up to the lectern. He educates, entertains and engages the entire audience. I could have heard a pin drop. WorldGroup Consulting

We had some great feedback from guests. Michael had a 'presence' in the room, and bought some clever humor to the event which was enjoyed by all guests.

Australian Unity

Engaged well with the audience and referenced details about previous presentations which worked well. Very down to earth presenter who provided a good mix of pertinent information and entertainment. He was a pleasure to work with and happy to liaise with the conference participants after the session during the lunch break. Very professional and attentive approach - have received rave reviews from attendees already. Definitely the best Finance and Economics presenter I have seen.

PRD Nationwide

Michael was excellent, he was very well received by the audience and gave a very good account of the current economic climate.

FAST - Finance & Systems Technology

Michael added another perspective to our panel discussion on the resources super profits tax which was lacking amongst our panel members.

Association of Mining & Exploration Companies

Michael is a great speaker! He speaks in a very 'real' way to the audience and mixes great humour with factual information. We found him very easy to deal with and adaptable - he moulded his presentation to our event seamlessly. Would love to have him back! Not one negative piece of feedback and our members are still raving about the Small Business Forum.

Ballina Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Very professional presentation with content relevant to the audience , while keeping it entertaining.

Clipsal Australia

Very engaging, Michael makes a dry topic entertaining and educational.

Ballina Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc

Exceptional speaker... passionate, honest, animate and pacey, and not afraid to tell the truth. We had over 10 attendees request him again for next year's event. I was thrilled with the response.

TNS Global

An extremely professional and entertaining presentation, well targeted to our audience.

Schneider Electric
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