1PM AEDT. 18 November 2020.
The Mandarin’s Chris Johnson and our very own Select Committee presented a live panel with Lucy Turnbull, Stephen Bartos, and Geoff Gallop as they explored the year that was.
They shared their thoughts on the most chaotic year from recent memory, and covered off topics including the US election, COVID-19, bushfires, the budget, ICAC and more.
They also discussed their insights for the future, including issues around trust in government for the public sector in Australia.
Select Committee Guests
Lucy Turnbull AO – Lucy is an urbanist, businesswoman and philanthropist with a longstanding interest in cities, and technological and social innovation. She was the first female Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, and in 2011 she became an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, local government and business. Lucy has served as a board member of multiple not for profit cultural and not for profit institutions. Over many decades, Lucy has been involved in supporting many medical, research, social and cultural institutions. She is a trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW.
Geoff Gallop – Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop AC was a Member of Western Australia’s Legislative Assembly for twenty years, a Minister in the Lawrence Government (1990-1993), Leader of the Opposition (1996-2001) and Premier from 2001 to 2006. Today he is a Member of The Global Commission on Drug Policy based in Geneva and is a member of the Friends of the Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia. He chairs the Research Committee of the New Democracy Foundation and is the Chair of an independent inquiry into the work of teaching established by the NSW Teachers’ Federation earlier this year. He is the author of three books, the most recent being Politics, Society, Self: occasional writings ( UWA Publishing, 2012).
Stephen Bartos – Stephen is an expert in public sector governance and public finance. He heads his own consulting firm and works for a range of public sector clients. He was previously Parliamentary Budget Officer for NSW and a deputy Secretary in the Australian Government’s department of Finance.
Watch the full conversation below:
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