The Policy Pitch series

Tuesday 18 November 2014, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Tuesday 16 December 2014, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
03 8664 7099
Registration from 5.45pm
Village Roadshow Theatrette
Entry 3, La Trobe St
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The Policy Pitch is a joint initiative of the State Library of Victoria and Grattan Institute to provide a public interest series on key policy themes.

These free public seminars offer lively, intelligent and thoughtful debate.

Australia's age-based tax and welfare system: is it fair?

In this Policy Pitch event on Tuesday 11 November, Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), discusses Australia's tax and welfare system with Grattan Institute CEO, John Daley. Australia's concessions system is the most tightly targeted in the world, and payments generally go to those who need them most. But are age-based welfare and concessions justified and sustainable in the long term?

Cassandra Goldie joined ACOSS as CEO in July 2010. She has worked globally as a human rights advocate and has grassroots legal practice experience both as a legal aid lawyer and as Director and Principal Solicitor of the Darwin Community Legal Service in the Northern Territory. Prior to joining ACOSS, she played a central role in major gender equality reforms as the Director of the Sex Discrimination Unit at the Australian Human Rights Commission. In 2012, Cassandra was recognised as one of the inaugural Westpac/Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence.

Book online for Australia's age-based tax system: is it fair? Tuesday 11 November, 6–7.15pm