Jason Falinski MP, Member for MacKellar NSW, Chair of Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue, Parliament of Australia
Jason Falinski was elected as the Member for Mackellar at the 2016 election.Jason has over 25 years’ experience in business, including founding his own company in 2004 designing and manufacturing health care equipment and furniture for age care homes and hospitals. Prior to this he worked in roles in financial services, banking and corporate governance. He served on the former Warringah Council for 4 years and is passionate about improving the lives of residents on the Northern Beaches.
Jason holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney.During his first two years in Parliament, Jason has established a reputation as a strong and tenacious fighter who refuses to duck the big issues; this has been highlighted by his recent appointment as the Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue.
Jason has a proven track record of delivering for the Beaches. Jason is ‘born and bred’ on the Northern Beaches with his family living here for over 50 Years. He is married to Nichola, has a young daughter and lives in Collaroy. He is a self-described economics nerd, 80s music tragic, nippers dad and rugby nut.
Stephen Jones MP, Member for Whitlam NSW, Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services, Parliament of Australia
Stephen was first elected to the Federal Parliament in 2010 representing the Southern Illawarra seat of Throsby. He was re-elected at the 2013 election and elected to the re-named seat of Whitlam in the 2016 election.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Macquarie University.
Prior to entering the Federal Parliament he worked as a community worker for various front line disability services, youth and health services and as a lawyer with the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and as the Secretary of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU).
Jo Masters, Chief Economist, EY
Jo Masters joined EY as Chief Economist in 2019 and has been an active part of the economic debate in Australia for the last 20 years. Jo is a well-regarded thought leader across economic and policy issues in Australia and the global economy more broadly. During her time with EY she has provided insights on many of areas of the Australian economy including the housing sector, retail sector, the Federal Budget, and the current China/US trade war. Prior to EY, Jo worked at ANZ and spent over a decade at Macquarie Bank.
Kieran Gilbert, Chief News Anchor, Sky News
Kieran Gilbert is Chief News Anchor for Sky News and host of Afternoon Agenda Monday - Thursday and Sunday Agenda from the Sky News Canberra studio in Parliament House.
In his role of Chief News Anchor, Kieran leads the Sky News Canberra bureau, spearheading its award-winning political coverage and also anchors major news and special events coverage.
Kieran is an integral part of the highly respected Sky News Canberra bureau, which is a key source for breaking news out of the nation’s capital.
Kieran joined Sky News in 2002, becoming a member of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery a year later.
He has earned a reputation as a leading political reporter through his coverage of major news stories including; eight Federal Election campaigns, the 2018 Liberal leadership spill, the 2010 cliff-hanger election and subsequent minority Gillard Government, Kevin Rudd’s 2007 victory and John Howard's fourth election win in 2004.
In addition to federal politics, Kieran has reported on significant global news events including the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the 2019 G20 Summit in Japan, the Boxing Day tsunami and Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th President of the United States.