Federal budget 2022-23: UNSW experts available for comment

On October 25, the Australian government is expected to present an updated Australian federal budget for 2022-23. The following UNSW experts are available for comment:

UNSW School of Business – School of Economics

  • Dr Tim Neal, Senior Fellow, School of Economics, UNSW Business Schoolcomment on climate change and its role in the budget. He can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Dr Nalini Prasad, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, UNSW Business School can comment on reserve banks and inflation. She can be contacted through Kate Bettes at [email protected]

  • Dr Evgenia Dechter, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, UNSW Business School can comment on the labor market. She can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Richard Holden Professor, School of Economics, UNSW Business School can comment on any aspect of the budget, the economic impact of the budget. He can be contacted at [email protected] (Please note that Professor Holden will be in the budget block).

  • Gigi Foster, Professor, School of Economics, UNSW Business Schoolcan comment on overall budget impact, micro/macro economic outlook, debt, productivity and economic growth. She can be contacted at [email protected]

UNSW Business School – School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

  • Dr Rodney Brown, Senior Lecturer, School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, UNSW Business School can comment on taxation, and the Task Force on Tax Evasion. He can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Dr Alexandra Evans, Senior Lecturer, School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, UNSW Business School , can comment on taxation; discounts on electric cars – economy of the electric car (tax perspective); innovation and climate change (fiscal perspective); climate change and its role in the budget (fiscal perspective). She can be contacted through Kate Bettes at [email protected].au

  • Dale Boccabella, Associate Professor, School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, UNSW Business School can comment on most tax and tax avoidance matters, excluding international tax measures. He can be contacted at [email protected]

UNSW Business School – School of Risk and Actuarial Studies

  • Katja Ignatieva, Associate Professor, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Businesscomment on energy markets. She can be contacted through Kate Bettes at [email protected]

  • Dr. Katja Hanewald, Senior Lecturer, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School and Research Director of the Aging Asia Research Hub, which is hosted by the ARC Center of Excellence in Population Aging Research (CEPAR).She can comment on the Home Equity Access Scheme, Superannuations, Pensions, Reverse Mortgages and Longevity, Retirement Planning and Policy Recommendations, Aging Population. She can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Michael Sherris, Professor in the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies at the UNSW Business School, Senior Researcher and Director of Industry Engagement of the Aging Asia Research Hub, hosted by the ARC Center of Excellence in Population Aging Research (CEPAR). He can comment on care for the elderly; retirement and retirement. He can be contacted at [email protected]

UNSW Business School – School of Management Information Systems and Technology

  • Barney Tan, Professor and Principal, School of Management Information Systems and Technology, UNSW Business School can comment on the use of technology to improve transparency in supply chains and compliance with new modern slavery laws; NBN upgrade; the use of technology in the care of the elderly; deployment of IT systems to support telehealth consultation. He can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Dr Yenni Tim, Senior Lecturer, School of Management Information Systems and Technology, UNSW Business School , can comment on cybersecurity; effective design and use of digital technologies to anticipate, absorb and adapt to major disruptions; technical skills in the budget. She can be contacted through Kate Bettes at [email protected]

  • Dr Eric Lim, Senior Lecturer, School of Management Information Systems and Technology, UNSW Business School can comment on cryptocurrency, blockchain innovations, web 3 economy and innovations. He can be contacted at [email protected]

UNSW Business School – School of Banking and Finance

  • Mark Humphery-Jenner, Associate Professor, School of Banking and Finance, UNSW Business School can comment on RBA and interest rates; the general economy, including the cost of living; housing (if capital gains tax or negative gearing); retirement pension (that is, if there are announcements about the use of super for national priority projects); taxation, including third-stage tax reductions; the overall 15% tax rate plan. He can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Jerry Parwada, Professor, School of Banking and Finance, UNSW Business Schoolcan comment on mortgages, cost of housing and Reserve Bank issues. He can be contacted through Kate Bettes at [email protected]

  • Peter Swan, Professor, School of Banking and Finance, UNSW Business Schoolcan comment on cost of living – food costs, housing costs, insurance costs; the economy; The Australia Purchase Plan; National Reconstruction Fund; Taxation; Tax Evasion Working Group; mortgages and the cost of housing; debt; the Reserve Bank. He can be contacted through Kate Bettes at [email protected]

UNSW Business School – School of Management and Governance

  • Rob Nicholls, Associate Professor, School of Management and Governance, UNSW Business Schoolcan comment on cybersecurity in the context of small business and regulation, stimulation of the digital economy (including NBN and capacity building), regulation of media and platform companies, and policy changes of competition. He can be contacted at [email protected]

UNSW Engineering

  • Iain MacGill, Professor, School of Electrical and Telecommunications Engineeringcan comment on energy and climate policy and technical-economic aspects of the hydrogen supply chain. It is available via [email protected]

  • Professor Renate Egan, CEO of UNSW Energy Institute,is available to comment on solar energy markets and technology, sovereign generating capacity in renewables, and general aspects of energy cost and energy transition. She is available on 0408 223 653. She can be contacted on budget evening (October 25) until 9 p.m. and all of Wednesday October 26.

UNSW Science

  • Gail Broadbent, postgraduate researcher at the Digital Grid Futures Institute at UNSW, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.Gail’s research includes Overcoming Socio-Technical Inertia to Improve EV Adoption in Australia: Creating a Positive Environment to Encourage EV Adoption – New Zealand Case Study. She can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Kaarin Anstey, professor at the School of Psychology.Kaarin’s research programs focus on cognitive and mental health resilience, as well as the consequences and prevention of cognitive aging and dementia. Kaarin also conducts research on the safety and well-being of older drivers and evaluates interventions to promote mobility and healthy aging. She can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Andy Pitman, Professor in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Director of the ARC Center of Excellence for Climate Extremes, can discuss the budget and how it will have to integrate climate change. He can be contacted at [email protected] and has limited availability on October 25.

  • Professor Veena Sahajwalla is Director of the Center for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at UNSW, and the inventor of polymer injection technology, known as Green SteelTM, an environmentally friendly process for using recycled tires and other scrap in steel production. Veena was also named 2022 NSW Australian of the Year. Veena is available to discuss the science of recycling, industry collaboration, and material sustainability. She can be contacted via [email protected]

UNSW Medicine

  • Tuly Rosenfeld, Associate Professor, School of Medicine and School of Public and Community Healthmay comment on care of the elderly; dementia and capacity; elder abuse – finances and care; residential care; community care services – home care for the elderly; rehabilitation and safety issues in home care for the elderly. They are available via [email protected]

  • Dr Uday Narayan Yadav, School of Population Healthcan comment on primary health care; chronic disease. They are available via 0405846602 or [email protected]

UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture

  • Professor Christopher Pettit, Director, City Futures Research Centercan comment on the funding of major infrastructure, including high-speed rail. He can be contacted on 0422 301 832 or [email protected] Available after hours.

  • Professor Hal Pawson, Associate Director, City Futures Research Centercan comment on affordable housing finance, housing affordability, and first-time homebuyer assistance. He can be contacted on 0421 335 628 or [email protected] Telephone opening hours. Email after hours.

  • Dr. Chris Martin, Principal Investigator at City Futures Research Centercan comment on housing affordability and rent control. It is available via 61 (02) 9065 750, 0407 065 760 or [email protected] Please call during business hours and email after hours.

  • Natasha Cortis, Associate Professor at the Center for Social Policy Researchcan comment on women’s employment. She can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Bruce Bradbury, associate professor at the Center for Social Policy Researchcan comment on standard of living, cost of living, poverty, inequality, unemployment, well-being. He can be contacted on 0425222052 or [email protected] Telephone opening hours. Email after hours.

  • Mark Diesendorf, Honorary Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Languagescan comment on the transition from fossil fuels, climate policy and the transition to electric cars. He can be contacted on ‘0402940892 or [email protected] Telephone opening hours. Email after hours.

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