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Join Australia’s most influential policy experts and thought leaders at the national forum that has been shaping economic and social policy for the past 20 years.

The Melbourne Institute and The Australian are proud to present the 2022 Economic and Social Outlook Conference.

This is the only conference of its kind where you can tackle the critical issues facing Australia today alongside state and federal government, academia and industry experts.

Hear from Australian political leadership at this highly-anticipated conference and dinner, held at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on Wednesday 2 November.

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Look back at the highlights from the 2018 conference featuring speakers including:

  • Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison MP, former Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten MP, and Lord Mayor Sally Capp.
  • Academic experts in economic policy, urban planning and law at the University of Melbourne.
  • Industry experts from Reserve Bank of Australia, Deloitte Access Economics, a2Milk, Energy Australia and SEEK Ltd.

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About the Melbourne Institute

The Melbourne Institute is Australia’s pre-eminent economic and social policy research institute that is a part of the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Melbourne. We undertake high-quality, independent and impartial economic research and build data and analytical capacity for undertaking this research to enhance understanding of issues affecting Australia today. We are well known for the creation of data sets such as the long-running Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey and Consumer Attitudes, Sentiments and Expectations in Australia (CASiE) Survey, and more recently Taking the Pulse of the Nation which provides timely insight into Australians' sentiments and behaviours related to current economic and social issues.

Our work with government, business and community groups has been powering effective change for 60 years, and through our research we play an important role in creating fundamental policy and practice.

About The Australian

The Australian is Australia’s national news brand. In a world of sound bites and spin, we keep Australians fully and accurately informed about the issues that matter. For over half a century, we have been the nation’s most trusted source of news, insight, analysis and opinion. We tell the stories that need telling, hold those in power to account, provoke national debate and spare no effort in pursuing the truth according to the very highest standards of journalistic rigour. Ultimately, we help Australians know where they stand.