Peter Costello on the Budget and Global Economy – The Centre for Independent Studies

Peter Costello on the Budget and Global Economy

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Join the Centre for Independent Studies in Melbourne for a special budget lunch with Australia’s longest-serving Treasurer. Peter Costello delivered 12 budgets — 10 of them surpluses — and when he left office, Australia’s economic position was the envy of the world: large surpluses, no debt, high growth and low unemployment.

Australia has had 28 years of uninterrupted growth. However, investors are understandably wary as Europe slouches toward recession, growth slows in China, Britain makes a chaotic exit from the EU and the US-China tariff stand-off shows no signs of abating. How are we placed to weather the next global financial storm? And how do policymakers and central banks spur growth if growth continues to decline?

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