2016 Victorian budget

I gave a seminar for VCOSS last Friday in anticipation of today’s Victorian budget. vcoss training 2016 v2

I got things pretty right as things turned out. I thought the key theme would be, “we’re fixing the mess”. It turned out to be, “Getting the job done”.

But the key proposition was spot on: that Treaurer Pallas was rolling in money and able not only to be fair but demonstrate he could be a trusted momder of the till.

For those who don’t know what a Budget Lockup looks like, here’s some shots I took today, including one of the Treasurer answering questions from journalists at his press conference:

 

2013 Anti Poverty Week talk

Last October I was invited to give a keynote at an Anti-Poverty Week conference held at the Fitzroy Town Hall. I spoke about poverty and inequality and how disappointing Australia’s performance has been on these fronts over the last few decades. My slides are posted here.

http://www.css.org.au/Article-View/Article/15316/Anti-Poverty-Week-Australias-Human-Rights-Future-Thursday-17-October-2013

And here:

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