Big ideas for a small state: Grattan views on the policy priorities for the next Victorian Government

Victorians go to the polls on November 29. What are the big policy questions Victorians should consider before they vote? What issues should be the focus for the winner?  Grattan CEO John Daley hosted this Policy Pitch panel discussion with four Grattan experts — Danielle Wood (tax and budgets), Pete Goss (school education), Peter Breadon (health) and Jim Minifie (productivity growth).

They considered the big issues in their policy area and the choices that would really make a difference to Victoria’s future.

John Daley is the CEO of Grattan Institute. John is one of Australia’s leading public policy thinkers, with 20 years experience in the public, private and university sectors. He has worked for ANZ and McKinsey in a career that also includes expertise in law, finance, education, and workers compensation.

Danielle Wood is the Australian Perspectives Fellow at Grattan. She is an economist with extensive experience in advising on public policy and competition law issues. Previously, Danielle worked as Principal Economist at the ACCC, Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting, a Director in the Merger Investigations Branch of the ACCC and as a Senior Research Economist at the Productivity Commission. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Competition Law from the University of Melbourne. 

Dr Pete Goss is the School Education Program Director at Grattan. He has over 10 years’ experience as a strategy consultant, most recently with the Boston Consulting Group, advising Federal and State governments on service delivery innovation. He has worked with Noel Pearson to improve education outcomes for Cape York primary school students, and advised the Federal Government on the future of international education in Australia. 

Peter Breadon is the Health Fellow at Grattan. Peter has primarily worked in the public sector, most recently in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, where he provided advice on strategic policy, intergovernmental relations and international relations. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Modern Languages from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Public Administration from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance.

Dr Jim Minifie is the Productivity Growth Program Director at Grattan. Jim is a leading economist and writer, with a strong grasp of the Australian policy landscape. A graduate in applied economics from Stanford University, he worked closely with Australian corporate leaders during his seven years as Chief Economist of the Boston Consulting Group. 

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