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Monday, 25 May 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am AEST

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Dominic Perrotet: NSW After the Pandemic

Former New South Wales Treasurer and now Premier Dominic Perrottet joined CIS research director Simon Cowan to discuss the aftermath of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The treasurer discussed the New South Wales response to the pandemic, particularly from an economic perspective. Most importantly he details the plan for recovery, emphasising the need for businesses to lead the growth and the importance of generating jobs.

We question the post-pandemic debt and deficit, and the effect this will have on future generations. Perrottet looks towards the future and the New South Wales budget, discussing his plan for fiscal and economic reforms to the state and the Federation.


Dominic Perrottet MP Australian politician, has been the New South Wales Treasurer since January 2017 in the Berejiklian government. Perrottet was elected as the Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party, also in January 2017.

Simon Cowan is Research Director at the CIS. Simon is also Director of the CIS TARGET30 program that aims to reduce government spending to less than 30% of GDP over the next 10 years. He is a leading media commentator on policy and politics, frequently appearing on the Sky network, ABC television and commercial radio. He has also written on government industry policy, defence and regulation and appeared before the Australian Senate discussing the budget and health policy. His latest work includes Let Money Speak, Defending the Dual Citizen Ban and he has co-authored research reports on pensions and retirement policy and the UBI.