Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has been readying the 2017 Budget with a close eye on promised tax cuts, versus balancing the budget.

The BusinessThink 2017 Budget roundtable will analyse the announcements in Canberra, and new measures presented by Scott Morrison. A panel of UNSW Business School experts will react to key budget measures, such company tax breaks, changes to superannuation and measures to tackle the black economy, as well as analysis of the state of the Australian economy.

Academics from UNSW Australian Business School give their independent analysis in a live podcast round table at UNSW Sydney’s campus, moderated by Julian Lorkin, with reaction to key budget measures.

Listen live: 12.30pm Thursday 11 May at the Federal Budget 2017
Listen later: recorded podcast posted later in the afternoon.

Richard Holden is a Professor of Economics at UNSW Business School. He says “We will give all tax measures an independent and thorough analysis in our podcast, along with other key budget measures including superannuation and identifying who is most affected by the budget measures. Importantly, we will give context and background to the budget measures as well as identifying areas the government has failed to address.”

Journalists may take any part of the podcast for quotes, ask questions during the podcast via the live stream comment facility or via twitter using the hashtag #UNSWbusiness, or contact the academics for interviews later in the day.

Professor Richard Holden
Expert areas: Macroeconomic impacts, business, and employment.
Contact: 02 9385 4700 or 0409 446 296 | richard.holden@unsw.edu.au

Professor John Piggott
Expert areas: John is an expert in superannuation and taxation, and is Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research.
Contact: 02 9385 5903 | j.piggott@unsw.edu.au

Professor Kristy Muir
Expert Areas: is the CEO of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), a Professor of Social Policy at UNSW Sydney
Contact: 02 8936 0923 | k.muir@unsw.edu.au

Lecturer Kathrin Bain
Expert areas: Kathrin can discuss GST compliance, Alternative tax models, and tax simplification..
Contact: 02 9385 9541 | k.bain@unsw.edu.au

Watch the Federal Budget 2017 live

Media contacts:
Julian Lorkin:
02 9385 9887
Janine MacDonald: 02 9385 5895 | 0478 492 110 | j.macdonald@unsw.edu.au