I did most of my education in Tasmania and, after spending almost 34 years on what Tasmanians call ‘the mainland’, returned to Tasmania in December 2014. Both while I was living away, and since returning, I’ve maintained a keen interest in the progress (or, at times, lack of it) of Australia’s smallest state. The pieces here represent some of my efforts to advocate for policies which, in my opinion, would result in a stronger Tasmanian economy and improved living standards for Tasmanians.
Housing demand and supply in TasmaniaHousing, Tasmania | 6th September 2018
Introductory remarks at an ‘Affordable Housing Roundtable’ hosted by National Shelter and Shelter Tasmania in Hobart on 6th September 2018
The 2018-19 Tasmanian State BudgetPublications, Tasmania | 15th June 2018
Commentary on the 2018-19 Tasmanian State Budget published on the ABC News website and by the Hobart Mercury on 15th June 2018
Understanding the Tasmanian BudgetTasmania | 12th June 2018
Presentation to a ‘masterclass’ for community organizations hosted by the Australia Institute (Tasmania) in Hobart on 12th June. Explores the structure of Tasmania’s public sector, and what to look for in the Budget Papers to be published on 14th June.
Bold changes can lift TasmaniaPublications, Tasmania | 9th June 2018
Op-ed article published in the Hobart Mercury on Saturday 9th June 2018 And the Mercury’s editor seemed to agree:
The Economic Impact of Not-for-ProfitsTasmania, The Australian Economy | 17th May 2018
Presentation to a business breakfast hosted by the Salvation Army in Hobart on 17th May 2018 to launch their annual Red Shield Appeal. At the request of the organizers this also includes some material on the Tasmanian economy ahead of next month’s state budget.
Tasmania’s Economy – Past, Present and FutureTasmania | 1st March 2018
Presentation to the annual Tasmanian Economic Forum hosted by the Tasmanian Branch of the Economics Society of Australia – Hobart, 1st March 2018
The third annual ‘Tasmania Report’Tasmania | 11th December 2017
Report prepared for the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and presented in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport on Monday 11th December 2017. A detailed analysis of trends in Tasmania’s economy, labour and housing markets, population and public sector, with recommendations for change. The Full Report Executive Summary Presentation slides
The Tasmanian EconomyTasmania | 3rd November 2017
Presentation to Local Government Professionals Tasmania annual conference held in Hobart on 3rd November 2017.