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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

  • 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.