PBO conference

We're marking the PBO’s 10th birthday with our inaugural conference Building fiscal insights for the decade ahead.

Across the day we’ll hear from Australian and international leaders about the importance of independent agencies like the PBO, the challenges of using data in public policy, fiscal challenges for Australia over the next decade and more.

Join us in the Theatre at Australian Parliament House or online via Zoom.

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Program and speakers

More speakers will be added soon.

Welcome and introduction

The first 10 years - why create the PBO?

Rob Oakeshott
Former Member for Lyne (2008-2013)
Former JCPAA member

Keynote: Independent fiscal institutions in theory and in practice

Mark Hadley
Chair, OECD’s Working Party of Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Congressional Budget Office
The PBO will matter even more in the next decade Julian Hill MP
Chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
Wicked problems: using data for better public policy Danielle Wood
CEO, Grattan Institute
The digital revolution is here... where are you?
Anthony Close
Victorian Parliamentary Budget Officer

Challenges for the decade ahead – Australia and the region (Panel discussion)





Andrew Murray
Former Senator for Western Australia

Steven Kennedy
Secretary, The Treasury (Australia)

Melinda Cilento
CEO,  Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)

Caralee McLiesh
Secretary, The Treasury (New Zealand)

The decade ahead – opportunities and challenges for the PBO
Stein Helgeby
Parliamentary Budget Officer