As Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey readies his second Budget, Australia faces a triple whammy: slumping revenue from iron ore exports; falling domestic demand and collapsing consumer confidence.

Academics from the UNSW Business School are available to give their analysis of the 2015 Federal Budget.

Additionally, experts will give their independent analysis in a live audio podcast round table on Wednesday, with their reaction to key budget measures. Journalists may use any part of the session for quotes or attend.

Listen live: 12:30pm Wednesday 13th May 2015 here.

UNSW experts available for the Federal Budget 2015


Associate Professor Dale Boccabella

Expert areas: Can discuss taxation of trusts, fringe benefits, capital gains and corporate tax.

Contact: 02 9385 3365 | 02 9874 2539 |

Senior Lecturer Gordon Mackenzie

Expert areas: Taxation of Superannuation, self-managed super funds.

Contact: 02 9385 9521 | 0423 477294 | 

Professor Neil Warren

Expert areas: Neil can provide a full assessment of the taxation implications for various sectors, public sector economics with a special focus on taxation policy and distributional issues.

Contact: 02 9385 9542 |

Professor Chris Evans

Expert areas: Chris can talk about personal income tax (including small business), capital gains tax, tax administration (eg: compliance and compliance costs) or tax avoidance and evasion.

Contact: 02 9385 9546 |

Professor John Taylor

Expert areas: International/Cross Border taxation, Corporate Tax, property taxes including Capital Gains Tax and Negative Gearing.

Contact: 02 9385 3292 |


Professor James Morley

Expert areas: Macroeconomics, finance, interest rates, unemployment.

Contact: 02 9385 3366 | 0406 842 550 |

Banking and Finance

Professor Peter Swan

Expert areas: The budget deficit and tax cuts

Contact: 02 9385 5871 | 0418 601392 |

Actuarial Studies

Professor Hazel Bateman

Expert areas: Pensions, asset tests, any aspect of superannuation.

Contact: 02 9385 3096 |

Professor Michael Sherris

Expert areas: Superannuation and taxation. Impact of the Budget on pensions.

Contact: 02 9385 2333 | 0418 601392 |


Dr Elizabeth Adamson, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW 

Areas: Child care policy, nannies

Contact: 0420 314 994 |


Associate Professor Bruce Bradbury, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW

Areas: pensions, measurement of living standards, child poverty, income support and labour market policies, consumer equivalence scales, and geographic dimensions of social policies.

Contact: +61 2 9385 7814, 0425 222 052,

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