Events

The Price of Rising Inequality

Summary

Join the authors of the new book, Fair Share, in conversation with Tasmanian's leading social and economic commentators.

Start Date

1st May 2018 5:30pm

End Date

1st May 2018 7:00pm

Venue

Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au

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Join a panel of policy experts as they discuss the price of Australia's rising inequality and the risks for Tasmania if action is not taken to address the widening divide between rich and poor.

Now is the time for significant economic reform if Australia is to avoid becoming a country of winners and losers, argue Stephen Bell and Michael Keating in their new book, Fair Share: Competing Claims and Australia's Economic Future.

Increased inequality, economic stagnation and financial instability are the consequences of technological change, globalisation and the massive increase in financial systems. Governments struggle to deal with the unrest this creates and to resolve competing claims for the spoils of growth.

Australia's egalitarian traditions and past reforms have served the country well, but the risks of weakening demand, stagnating living standards and structural unemployment are growing and require urgent attention.

Join a conversation between:

  • Authors Professor Stephen Bell and Dr Michael Keating
  • Saul Eslake, University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor's Fellow
  • Kym Goodes, Chief Executive, Tasmanian Council of Social Service

Drinks available for purchase from 5pm.