2015 BDO Queensland Economic and Political Update
18 September 2015
In September BDO Brisbane held their annual Economic and Political Update breakfast with special guest speakers Dave de Garis, Senior Economist and Director at National Australia Bank and The Hon. Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.
Dave de Garis presented to guests on the current economic environment and forecasts for the local, national and global economies. The Hon. Curtis Pitt MP shared insights and predictions into Queensland’s economy including initiatives being launched to help boost confidence, and ways the government is providing opportunities for productivity across the state (e.g. a non-tv version of Shark Tank and the $2500 small business idea grant helping entrepreneurs).
Following the presentation, both speakers sat down for a Q&A session with Chris O’Brien, Senior Political Reporter from ABC fielding questions from the audience.