JCU Events CEDA Research Event: Inequality

JCU Events

Wed, 9 May 2018

CEDA Research Event: Inequality


When: 9 May 18, 12pm -- 2:30pm

Where: The Ville Resort & Casino, Townsville

This event is proudly sponsored by James Cook University.

Expectations that the benefits of two and a half decades of economic growth are equitably distributed are reasonable – yet inequality remains across the country and our society. 

The Report How unequal? Insights on inequality challenges presumptions of inequality and examines its relationship to economic development.  In it Dr Simon Longstaff AO asks and answers two critical questions - what is inequality, and what is fair? Longstaff has said that the people of Australia are “sophisticated, naturally open-minded, desiring to be engaged”. How though does inequality driven by geography, education, employment, and technology restrict potential and our openness to economic and policy reform?

To hear independent analysis of the drivers of inequalityand to discuss how equality of opportunity and access can transform our economy, join CEDA’s cross sector audience and report authors in Townsville. All event attendees will receive the research report.

Speakers will include Jarrod Ball and Dr Simon Longstaff, AO.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: www.ceda.com.au

About CEDA

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) is a national, not-for-profit, independent, member-based organisation providing thought leadership and policy perspectives on the economic and social issues affecting Australia.