Public Hearings

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Senate Committee room 2S3

Parliament House, Canberra


Australian Council of Social Service

Dr Cassandra Goldie, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Jacqueline Phillips, Director of Policy

Anglicare ACT Youth Connections

Ms Jennier Kitchin, Director, Community Services ACT

Ms Shyanne Watson, Coordinator, Youth and Educational Support Services Canberra

National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)

Mr Paul Kniest, Policy and Research Coordinator

Women in Adult Vocational Education (WAVE)

Ms Linda Simon, National Convenor

Ms Jozefa Sobski, Member

Australian Education Union

Mr Angelo Gavrielatos, Federal President

Ms Jennifer Devereaux, Federal Research Officer

Ballarat Grammar

Mr Stephen Higgs, Headmaster

St Vincent de Paul Society

Dr John Falzon, Chief Executive Officer

Australian Medical Students' Association

Ms Jessica Dean, President

Mr Kunal Luthra, Vice President External

National Union of Students

Ms Deanna Taylor

Australian Council of Trade Unions

Mr Dave Oliver, Secretary

Mr Matt Cowgill, Economic Policy Officer

Ms Pat Forward, ACTU National VET Committee

Mr Tim Shipstone, Industrial Officer

Mr Ian Curry, National Coordinator, Skills, Training & Apprenticeships,

Mr Arthur Rorris, NSW South Coast Labour Council

Mr Lance McCallum, National Policy Officer, Electrical Trades Union of Australia

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Ms Jenny Lambert, Director, Employment, Education and Training  

Mr John Osborn, Director, Economics and Industry Policy


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Legislative Council Committee Room

Parliament House, Melbourne


Victorian Local Governance Association

Councillor Sebastian Klein, President of the Victorian Local Governance Association

Mr Andrew Hollows, Chief Executive Officer

Professor Jago Dodson, Professor of Urban Policy, RMIT University

Mr William McDougall, Private capacity

Eastern Transport Coalition

Councillor Peter Lockwood, Chair

Mr Matthew Hanrahan, Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure, Knox City Council

Public Transport Users Association

Ms Cait Jones, Campaign Director

Planning Institute Australia

Mr Brendan Nelson, President Elect, President Elect

Mr Andrew Herington, Private capacity

Professor Peter Newman, Private capacity

McKell Institute

Mr Sam Crosby, Executive Director


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Senate Committee room 2S3

Parliament House, Canberra


Reclink Australia

Mr Rod Butterss, Director

Mr John Ballis, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mr Peter Cullen, Founder

Mr Brian Millett, Participant


Friday, 12 December 2014

Senate Committee room 2S3

Parliament House, Canberra


Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Mr Mark Scott, Managing Director

Mr Michael Millett, Director, Corporate Affairs

Mr David Anderson, Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning


Mr Michael Ebeid, Managing Director

Mr James Taylor, Chief Financial Officer

Community and Public Sector Union

Mr Michael Tull, National President

Ms Sarah Hunt, Lead Organiser for Public Broadcasting (ABC)

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance

Mr Christopher Warren, Federal Secretary

Mr Paul Murphy, Director, Media

Mr Quentin Dempster, Journalist, author and broadcaster

Dr Andrew Ford, Radio National broadcaster, writer and composer

Department of Communications

Ms Nerida O’Loughlin, Deputy Secretary

Dr Simon Pelling, First Assistant Secretary, Consumer and Content Division

Ms Ann Campton, Assistant Secretary, Media

Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (via teleconference)

Professor Brian McNair, Professor of Journalism

Dr Adam Swift, Senior Research Associate

Dr Ben Goldsmith, Senior Research Fellow

ABC Friends (via teleconference)

Ms Glenys Stradijot, National Spokesperson

Save Our SBS (via teleconference)

Mr Steve Aujard, President


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Senate Committee room 2S1

Parliament House, Canberra


Department of Treasury

Mr Nigel Ray, Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group

Mr Matthew Flavel, General Manager, Budget Policy Division

Mr Matt Crooke, Principal Adviser, Budget Policy Division


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Senate Committee room 2S3

Parliament House, Canberra

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Mr Carlos Iglesias, Chief of Operations


Friday, 14 August 2015

Jubilee Room

Parliament House, New South Wales


Mr Saul Eslake, Economist

Professor Phillip O'Neill, Director and Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for Western Sydney, University of Western Sydney

Dr Joseph Drew, Research Fellow in Local Government, Business School,University of New England

Professor John Hewson, Professor/Chair, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University

Mr Martin Locke, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales


Friday, 9 October 2015


Perth, WA


Western Australian Members of the National Growth Areas Alliance WA Outer

Metropolitan Councils

Mr Mike Foley, Chief Executive Officer, City of Swan

Mr Ray Tame, Chief Executive Officer, City of Armadale

Dr Ian Martinus, Economic Development Manager, City of Wanneroo

Professor Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (via teleconference)

Ms Jemma Green, Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute

Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA Division)

Ms Debra Goostrey, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Jeremy Cordina, Chair, UDIA (WA) Infrastructure Committee

Associate Professor Paul McLeod, Director, Economic Research Associates

Property Council of Western Australia

Mr Lino Iacomella, Property Council of Australia Deputy Executive Director

Ms Rebecca Douthwaite, Policy Advisor

Pracsys Consultants

Mr Michael Chappell, Managing Director and Founder

Mr Jason McFarlane, Principal Consultant (WA)


Thursday, 5 November 2015

Room G1

Parliament House, Melbourne


Grattan Institute

Ms Marion Terrill, Transport Program Director

Industry Super Australia (Submission 68)

Ms Jane McGill, Senior Adviser, Infrastructure

Municipal Association of Victoria (Submission 69)

Mr Anthony Schink, Chief Executive Officer, City of Ballarat

Mr Sean Cameron, Manager Economic Development

Standard and Poor's Ratings Services (Submission 63)

Ms Fabienne Michaux, Head of Developed Markets Asia-Pacific

Mr Thomas Jacquot, Director, Corporate and Government Ratings

Mr Craig Michaels, Director, Sovereign and Public Finance Ratings

SMSF Association

Ms Andrea Slattery, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Jordan George, Head of Policy

Prosper Australia

Ms Catherine Cashmor, President

Mr Karl Fitzgerald, Project Director


Friday, 6 November 2015

Room 1

Parliament House, Tasmania


Glenorchy City Council

Mayor Kristie Johnston

Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority

Lord Mayor Ms Sue Hickey, Chair of STCA

Mayor Deirdre Flint OAM, Board Member of STCA

Mr Brenton West, Chief Executive Officer

Hobart International Airport

Ms Melinda Percival, General Manager Corporate Affairs

Luti Consulting

Mr James McIntosh, Transport Planner and Economist

The Tasmanian Polar Network (Submission 70)

Mr John Brennan, Chairman

Hobart Northern Suburbs Rail Action Group (Via teleconference)

Mr Ben Johnston, President


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Senate Committee Room 2S3

Parliament House, Canberra


Infrastructure Australia

Mr Phil Davies, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Adrian Dwyer, Executive Director – Policy and Research


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Room 1

Parliament House, Tasmania


Integrated Marine Observing System

Mr Tim Moltmann, Director

Department of the Environment

Dr Gwen Fenton, Chief Scientist, Australian Antarctic Division

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Professor Richard Coleman, Executive Director

Professor Nathan Bindoff, Head of the Oceans and Cryosphere Program

Dr John Church, Private capacity

Dr Richard Matear, Private capacity

Scientia Professor Trevor McDougall (via teleconference)


Ms Hazel Bennett, Chief Finance Officer

Dr Alex Wonhas, Executive Director, Environment, Energy and Resources (via teleconference)

Professor Brigid Heywood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Tasmania

Dr Tony Press, Private capacity

CPSU – CSIRO Staff Association

Ms Jessica Munday, CPSU Regional Secretary

Mr Mark Green, CSIRO Tasmania Section Councillor

Tasmanian Polar Network

Mr John Brennan, Chairman


Friday, 11 March 2016

Room G3

Parliament House, Melbourne


Dr Karl Taylor, Private capacity (via teleconference)

Dr Paul Durack, Private capacity (via teleconference)

Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre

Professor Tony Worby, Chief Executive Officer

Professor David Karoly, Private capacity

Professor Snow Barlow, Private capacity

Professor Richard Eckard, Private capacity

Dr Greg Ayers, Private capacity

Dr Paul Fraser, Private capacity

Dr Bruce Forgan, Private capacity

Dr Peter Craig, Director of the Collaboration for Australian Weather and Climate Research

Dr Graeme Pearman, Private consultant and Senior Research Fellow, Monash University

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (via teleconference)

Professor Tony Haymet, Distinguished Professor of Oceanography, Emeritus Vice-

Chancellor and Director, UC San Diego


Thursday, 7 April 2016

Senate Committee Room 2S3

Parliament House, Canberra



Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Craig Roy, Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Ms Hazel Bennett, Chief Financial Officer


Thursday, 14 April 2016

Hobart Function and Conference Centre

Hobart, Tasmania


Digital Tasmania

Mr Andrew Connor, Spokesperson

Tasmanian Renewable Energy Alliance

Mr Jack Gilding, Public and Executive Officer

Mr John Lawrence

Tasmanian Greens

Ms Cassy O’Connor MP, Leader of the Greens, Member for Denison

Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council

Mr Wayne Bould, Chief Executive Officer (via teleconference)

Mr Ray Mostogl, Chair of TMEC Energy Sub Group

Mr Greg Zooeff, member


Mr William Kestin, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Alan Rosevear, Vice President

Tasmanian Labor

The Hon Bryan Green MP, Leader of the Opposition, Member for Braddon

Tasmanian Minister for State Growth, Minister for Energy and Minister for

Environment, Parks and Heritage

The Hon Matthew Groom MP, Liberal Member for Denison

Engineers Australia

Dr Vicki Gardiner, General Manager Tasmania Division

Professor Michael Negnevitsky

Unions Tasmania

Mr Steve Walsh, Secretary

Mr Trevor Gauld, Secretary CEPU

Mr Luke Crowley, Professionals Australia


Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Senate Committee Room 2S1

Parliament House, Canberra



Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive

Mr Craig Roy, Deputy Chief Executive

Ms Hazel Bennett, Chief Financial Officer

Dr Alex Wonhas, Executive Director, Environment, Energy and Resources

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