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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 2022-23 state budget.

We are pleased to welcome Mr Michael Barnes, Under-Treasurer of Western Australia to provide the keynote address at the 2022 IPAA WA Budget Briefing. Expert analysis will be provided by an esteemed panel featuring Ms Cherelle Murphy, Chief Economist Oceania at EY and Mr Brendan Coates, Program Director at the Grattan Institute.

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 private 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 Under-Treasurer will go beyond individual agency funding allocations and provide the all-important contextual information. In attending this session you 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 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 around the world that will impact Western Australia.

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