All Events

The McKell Institute’s Events provide an environment for senior policy makers, business people and community leaders to engage with audiences on important contemporary issues.

We have hosted a wide range of leaders, from former Australian Prime Ministers, senior state and federal Ministers and Premiers, and senior business figures, to esteemed international dignitaries, including the former Prime Minister of Italy Enrico Letta, Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, Senior Advisor John Podesta and former US Congressman Barney Frank.

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Past Events

  • Victoria Pre-Budget Address with Tim Pallas MP

    The McKell Institute Victoria hosted Victoria’s Treasurer Tim Pallas MP who outlined his priorities and vision for Victoria’s post-COVID economic recovery ahead of the 2021-22 State Budget. The event was presented in partnership with Plenary.
  • Pre-Budget Address with Hon Anthony Albanese MP

    The McKell Institute hosted the Pre-Budget address with Hon Anthony Albanese MP. The Leader of the Opposition outlined his priorities for Australia's economic future ahead of the Federal Government's Budget announcement.
  • Public Policy Forum with Clare O’Neil MP and Gerard Hayes

    The McKell Institute hosted a public policy forum with Shadow Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Clare O’Neil MP and Secretary of the Health Services Union Gerard Hayes. Gerard gave introductory remarks on the challenges facing the industry followed by Clare who delivered an address that outlined the economic case for aged care reform.
  • 100 Days of Biden

    The McKell Institute hosted a digital event with McKell Institute Chair Craig Emerson and Senior Fellow of the United States Studies Centre Bruce Wolpe. The event was moderated by ABC journalist Fauziah Ibrahim. Craig and Bruce discussed the first 100 days of the Biden Presidency and the trajectory of US policy under his leadership.
  • In Conversation with Zoe Daniel

    An exclusive in conversation event with Zoe Daniel, former ABC News US Bureau Chief, to discuss her latest book Greetings from Trumpland co-authored by Roscoe Whalan. Greetings from Trumpland explores how an unprecedented presidency changed everything. The conversation was moderated by McKell Victoria Executive Director Ryan Batchelor.
  • In Conversation with Hon Kristina Keneally and Hon Wayne Swan

    The McKell Institute hosted an exclusive in conversation event with Hon Kristina Keneally and Hon Wayne Swan to discuss their contribution to The Write Stuff by Nick Dyrenfurth and Misha Zelinsky. The conversation was moderated by McKell CEO Michael Buckland and took place via Zoom.
  • Thrive by Five Virtual Summit

    The McKell Institute in partnership with the Thrive by Five campaign hosted a virtual summit on Australia’s childcare system and the potential benefits that the current system isn’t capitalising on. A panel of passionate industry experts including ACTU President Michele O’Neil, The Parenthood CEO Georgie Dent, Thrive by Five CEO Jay Weatherill and philanthropist Lucy Turnbull discussed childcare reform. There were breakout sessions moderated by Grattan Institute’s CEO Danielle Wood, McKell Institute Chair Dr Craig Emerson, HESTA's Head of Impact Mary Delahunty, McKell's Ryan Batchelor along with Olga Rastrigina from the OECD and Chief Executive Women's CEO Susan Metcalf.