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.

2022 Program

The Melbourne Institute and The Australian are proud to present the 2022 Economic and Social Outlook Conference. The theme at this year’s conference is ‘Opening Doors of Opportunity’ and will feature discussions that explore how policy and economic innovation can help achieve this vision for the nation.

Presenters include

Anthony Albanese standing and smiling at the camera
Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister
Anika Wells standing and smiling at the camera
Anika Wells, Minister for Aged Care
Jim Chalmers standing and speaking
Jim Chalmers, Treasurer
Jennifer Westacott standing and smiling at the camera
Jennifer Westacott, CEO Business Council Australia
Ticky Fullerton standing and smiling at camera
Ticky Fullerton, Editor-at-large, The Australian

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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Sponsored by

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre) is a national research centre investigating the ways in which deep and persistent disadvantage endures within families and across generations.

Presented by

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.

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.