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The Melbourne Institute and The Australian are proud to present the 2020 Economic and Social Outlook Conference.

The leading national forum on economic and social policy, the Outlook Conference brings together thought-leaders and policy influencers for rigorous discussion of issues facing Australia today. The 13th Conference will take place on the 1st and 2nd July 2020.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the 2020 Economic and Social Outlook Conference.

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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 through our creation of data sets such as HILDA, MABEL and Journeys Home, the linking and transformation of administrative data sets, and the undertaking of field experiments and randomised controlled trials.

Our work with government, business and community groups has been powering effective change for over 55 years, and through our research we play an important role in creating fundamental policy and practice.

We enhance understanding of issues affecting Australia and Australians today, and apply this knowledge to shape debate and drive evidence-based change.

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.