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As Western Australia and nations around the world continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic the government has faced its second year of highly unpredictable times in drafting its 2021-22 state budget.

We are pleased to welcome Mr Michael Court, Deputy Under-Treasurer of Western Australia to provide the keynote address at the 2021 IPAA WA Budget Briefing.

The State Budget is the single most important instrument for the government of the day to direct the efforts of the public service.  For both the public and the public service it clearly indicates areas of service priority.

Annual expenditure of around $30 billion dollars must be carefully directed in order to meet the needs of the people, lands and the flora and fauna of Australia’s largest jurisdiction.

The Deputy Under-Treasury will go beyond individual agency funding allocations and provide the all-important contextual information. In attending this session participants will hear an assessment of the current state of public finances, the most important factors in the today’s economic environment shaping the future, and importantly the underlying assumptions behind this year’s budget.

Following the presentation you will then have the opportunity to engage an outstanding panel in conversation with a Q&A session.

Topics Include

  • Analysis of the State budget.
  • Impacts of unpredictable state revenue upon public service delivery.
  • Commentary on the current and predicted economic conditions facing Western Australia.

Continuing its long standing support of IPAA WA, EY is proud to be the major sponsor of this session.