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Melbourne Economic Forum - Life After Trump Tax

President Trump’s tax plan has radically changed the US corporate tax system. But the big question is: how will the Trump tax plan change the tax equation in Australia?

Will Australia be obliged to reduce its company tax rate if it is to attract more investment from abroad and at home? Are there less costly or more effective reforms available, which can also protect the revenue base?

The Melbourne Economic Forum will debate whether major changes to the rate and base of the US corporate tax system will necessitate or provide opportunities for reform of the company tax system in Australia.

The Melbourne Economic Forum, in partnership with Victoria University and the University of Melbourne, brings together the country’s most engaging academics and policy thinkers to discuss some of Australia’s most pressing issues.

Professor Peter Dawkins (AO), Vice-Chancellor and President of Victoria University, will deliver an introduction and overview, followed by a panel discussion with keynote speakers:

  • Professor John Freebairn, Ritchie Chair of Economics, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Peter Swan (AO), Professor of Finance, UNSW Business School Sydney
  • Danielle Wood, Budget Policy and Institutions Program Director, Grattan Institute
  • Dr Janine Dixon, Senior Research fellow, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University
  • Dr Jason Nassios, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University


  • Date: Tuesday, 10 April, 2018
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Venue: Victoria University, City Flinders Campus, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne

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Media are invited to attend and address the panel during question time.

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