Recession or Depression – Australia’s Economy

AmCham Business Breakfast

Recession or Depression  
Is Australia's economy still facing economic growth or has the ship run a ground? 





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 Business Forecasts & Trends

A recent Reserve Bank board meeting considered the inflation rate which has come down faster than expected, diving from 7.8% to 4.1% in the space of a year. Their target rate is 2-3%. They expect the rate to slow, and to not reach 3% until late 2025. Senior Economists agree that the slowing decline in inflation is as a result of supply chain pressures from conflict in the Middle East as well as a boost to household incomes from July tax cuts. The slowed growth may be matched by higher unemployment, leading to a “technical recession”. These trends and more will be discussed by our esteemed panel at our Business forecast Breakfast on Wednesday 26 June 2024. Join us to hear more about the changes and trends that will impact your business.

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024
Time: 7
:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: The Playford Hotel   


Members: Single: $139 / Table of 10: $1390
Non-Members: $189 / Table of 10: $1890



Adrian Tembel - Chairman, South Australian Productivity Commission 
Adrian Tembel is the Chairman of the South Australian Productivity Commission and is Chief Executive Partner of major Australian corporate law firm Thomson Geer. He is also a Director of the Menzies Research Centre and the Hackett Foundation

Rick Persse AM - Under Treasurer, Department of Treasury and Finance   

Rick was appointed to lead the Department for Treasury and Finance in April 2022. He joined after 6 successful years as Chief Executive of the Department for Education, and prior to that as Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department for 4 years. With expertise in policy and strategy development, transformation, public sector reform and project delivery, Rick’s knowledge of public administration comes from an expansive career working as an executive at a variety of South Australian central government agencies. Prior to being appointed to the role of Chief Executive, Attorney-General’s Department, Rick worked with government and non-government clients as PricewaterhouseCoopers SA Government and Health Leader. Rick has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Griffith University. Rick was recognised as Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division in January 2024 for significant service to public administration, and to the community of South Australia. 
Tammy Barton - Founder and Director, MyBudget 
MyBudget Tammy Barton is one of Australia’s most influential business women and female entrepreneurs. She’s the founding director of MyBudget, a service that Tammy started as a home-based business in South Australia more than 25 years ago (1999), and which has since grown into one of Australia’s most trusted and recognised financial services brands. Tammy is a respected authority on personal budgeting and money management, who regularly features in the media as a personal finance expert and influential entrepreneur. MyBudget relieves money worries and helps people achieve their financial goals via personal budgeting and money coaching. Today, the business employs more than 270 staff across Australia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and has helped over 130,000 clients. 


Dr Genevieve Knight - Senior Economist, South Australian Centre for Economic Studies 
Dr Genevieve Knight is a labour economist and Senior Economist with the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES), in the School of Economics and Public Policy of the University of Adelaide. In this role, Genevieve has worked extensively as a consultant economist for government and private organisations, in diverse areas of public policy, cost-benefit/value for money analysis and evaluative studies and developing the 6-monthly Economic Briefing. She joined SACES in 2020, moving from the role of Senior Executive Manager reporting to the Board for Research, Stakeholder and Knowledge Management which she held from 2017 with the Adelaide-based National Centre for Vocational Education Research of the federal Department of Education. Genevieve arrived in Adelaide in 2013 to take a role as Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Labour Studies at Flinders University leading work on evaluation of the NDIS and of the Aged Care workforce. Beginning her career as an economist working on developing a Tradables Index and Composite Leading Indicator in Canberra at the Australian Bureau of Statistics with an Honours year scholarship, she followed this with Research Economist role at the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance under Lord Richard Layard. She then spent over 15 years in research roles with the Policy Studies Institute in London, which was responsible for the original policy design of the National Health Service (NHS). Genevieve earned a B. Ec. Hons., Masters in Economics and Econometrics, and PhD from the University of Sydney.  




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26/06/2024 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Cen. Australia Standard Time
The Playford Hotel 120 North Terrace ADELAIDE, SA 5000 AUSTRALIA
Sign in or create an account to register Registration ends 19/06/2024 5:00 PM
Cen. Australia Standard Time


Wednesday, 26 June 2024

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
26/06/2024 7:30 AM
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
26/06/2024 7:30 AM