New South Wales

The Federal Budget 2021-22: A post-Budget briefing


From: Tuesday May 18, 2021, 12:30 pm

To: Tuesday May 18, 2021, 2:00 pm

Resuming a long-standing tradition, Secretary Kennedy will brief ABE members and guests about the architecture of the 2021-22 Federal Budget including forecasts, measures, impacts. This will be our first post-pandemic event presented in a venue. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with colleagues over lunch. Dr Kennedy has agreed to field questions from the audience.

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Four Seasons Sydney, 199 George Street, The Rocks
Cost: $165 members, $195 for non-members, $1850 table of 10 guests
Registration in advance is essential
Register and pay online here
Dr Kennedy has agreed to take questions from the audience.
Enquiries: or call 0419 256 339
Steven Kennedy
Dr Kennedy was appointed Secretary to the Treasury in September 2019. Prior to this appointment, Dr Kennedy was Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development between September 2017 and August 2019.
During his nearly 30 years in the public service, Dr Kennedy has held other senior positions including Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Deputy Secretary at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Environment; Deputy Secretary at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and Head of Secretariat for the Garnaut Climate Change Review – Update 2011.
Dr Kennedy began his public service career in 1992 as a cadet at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Prior to joining the public service, he trained and worked as a nurse.
Dr Kennedy is a member of the Reserve Bank Board, Council of Financial Regulators, Trans-Tasman Council on Banking Supervision, Board of Taxation, New Zealand Treasury Board, the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation and the Centre for Market Design Advisory Board. He is also the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT President.
Dr Kennedy was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2016 for outstanding public service in the area of climate change policy. Dr Kennedy holds a PhD and a Masters in Economics from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.

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199 George Street, The Rocks NSW 2000

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