EVALUATING THE G-20 – key issues and the implications for us – with Tim Colebatch and Professor John Langmore
A public forum held on 25 November 2006 at the St. Ignatius Centre, Richmond
Tim Colebatch has been The Age’s economic editor for 13 years. He began working with The Age in 1971, and has reported in Australia and as a foreign correspondent in Washington. He has won numerous awards for his columns on economics and foreign policy issues including the Melbourne Press Club Quill Award for the best columnist in 2000. He has reported widely since on state and federal politics, the environment, urban issues and world affairs before specialising on the economy. He has shown a marked interest in questions of aid, trade and development, and international efforts to reduce hunger and poverty.
Click here for an overview of the talk.
John Langmore is Professorial Fellow in the Political Science Department at the University of Melbourne. He has had a distinguished career as Assistant Director of the National Planning Office in Papua New Guinea, and later Economic Advisor to the Australian Treasurer before becoming MP for the ACT seat of Fraser in the House of Representatives. He then became Director of the UN Division for Social Policy and Development, and Representative of the International Labour Organisation to the United Nations. He has published extensively on social and economic policy in Australia and Papua New Guinea, as well as global issues, especially in the context of the United Nations. His most recent book was Dealing with America: the UN, the US and Australia (Sydney: UNSW, 2005), and he is currently writing on financing for development. Click here for John Langmore’s text.