Entitled Meeting the Big Challenges to Australia’s Infrastructure, the 2011-12 conference series will bring together industry players, academics and policy-makers to take stock of the nation’s long-term needs, raise the big questions and debate the possible solutions.
The first of these conferences will discuss the ideas and reforms being put forward by the Infrastructure Finance Working Group.
Chaired by Treasury Deputy Secretary Jim Murphy, this body was established to advise on the implementation of the new tax incentives contained in the 2011-12 Budget as well as to identifying further measures to attract even more private investment in public infrastructure.
The following six conferences in the series will tackle a range of topics, namely:
Joining the dots: indigenous infrastructure.
Ports and cities.
User pays: ideology vs. economics.
Do Australians deserve quality drinking water?
Roads: Who Pays
For more information about Infrastructure Australia’s 2011-12 Conference Series go to: www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/conference_series.