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

  • “Wage-cutting Strategies in the Mining Industry” Report Launch with the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP

    The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, Opposition Leader of Australian launched "Wage-cutting Strategies in the Mining Industry: The Cost to Workers and Communities" in Mackay. The Opposition Leader was joined by Cr Anne Baker, Mayor of Issac Regional Council and CFMEU Representative Stephen Smyth, QLD President. The report was sponsored by CFMEU Mining & Energy and explores the impact of casualisation that is increasingly prevalent in this key sector.
    Hon. Rachel Nolan, Executive Chair of the McKell Institute Queensland facilitates the panel with Cr Anne Baker, Mayor of Issac Regional Council, Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, Opposition Leader of Australia and Stephen Smyth, CFMEU QLD President.
    Hon. Anthony Albanese MP address the media.
    Hon. Anthony Albanese MP addresses the report launch.
  • ‘Economic Benefits of Universal Superannuation: How Superannuation Works for All of Us’ Report Launch

    'The Economic Benefits of Universal Superannuation' was launched by Dr Don Russell, Chair of AustralianSuper. Dr Russell was joined by Geoff Sanders, Partner at Allens and McKell Institute Victoria Advisory Board member and HESTA's Head of Impact, Mary Delahunty. The report outlines why strengthening - not undermining - our super system is the way forward.
    Dr Don Russell, Chair of AustralianSuper
    Dr Don Russell, Chair of AustralianSuper
    Dr Don Russell, Chair of AustralianSuper discusses the postive impact of an increase to 12%.
    Dr Don Russell, Chair of AustralianSuper one of the original architects of the superannuation system.
    Mary Delahunty, McKell Institute Victorian Advisory Board member and HESTA Head of Impact on panel at the report launch.
    L-R: Geoff Sanders, Partner Allens; Dr Don Russell, Chair of AustralianSuper; Mary Delahunty, Head of Impact HESTA.
    L-R: Geoff Sanders, Partner Allens; Dr Don Russell, Chair of AustralianSuper; Mary Delahunty, Head of Impact HESTA; James Pawluk, Executive Director the McKell Institute Victoria.
    L-R: Geoff Sanders, Partner Allens; Dr Don Russell, Chair of AustralianSuper; Hon. Dr Craig Emerson, Chair of the McKell Institute