Ross Garnaut: Reset

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
11 August 2021
Author / Presenters: 
Ross Garnaut and Prue Bentley

This conversation originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday 2 June was postponed in response to current health advice and the restrictions on public events.

Find out more about our response to Covid-19 here.

‘Talk about returning the economy to normal after the crisis is misguided. Before the crisis, normal was nowhere near good enough.’

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the global economy has changed drastically. As we adjust to a new normal, is it possible to recover the economy we once had? Or should we rebuild it from the ground up?

For Ross Garnaut, the answer to the latter question is a resounding yes. In his latest book, Reset: Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession, Garnaut makes the case for a radical overhaul of the Australian economy and argues that returning to our previous conception of ‘normal’ would be a missed opportunity. 

Post-pandemic times, Garnaut argues, present us with the opportunity to reimagine economic structures and build a more prosperous and equitable society. Calling for the introduction of a basic income, a new business tax system, and a push towards full employment, Garnaut believes Australia should raise its economic ambitions higher than ever before.

Brimming with optimism and practical ideas, Reset presents a bold new vision for the Australian economy from one of our leading thinkers. 

In this thought-provoking conversation at Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, Garnaut will discuss his roadmap for progress, policy, and diplomacy with host Prue Bentley.

Presented in partnership with Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute.

The bookseller for this event is Collins Booksellers.