The COVID pandemic has taken Australia out of a record trajectory of twenty-nine year of consecutive economic growth, and although the country has comparatively better navigated the health and economic crises than most developed economies, the pandemic has created unprecedented challenges and increased the level of uncertainty for business and policy decision-makers.
The forum with Newgate Research Managing Director Sue Vercoe will provide key insights and latest data into the trajectory of public sentiment on major issues impacting industry, including interstate and international border restrictions; government stimulus packages and ongoing relief for disproportionately impacted sectors; proposed reforms to facilitate a sustainable economic recovery; and others. Newgate Research is the market and social research arm of Newgate Communications, a peak strategic communications consultancy which specialises in public affairs, corporate, financial and digital communications, community engagement, and government relations. Newgate works with public and private companies, government agencies, industry associations and not-for-profits across a wide range of sectors to provide qualitative and quantitative stakeholder research. Since mid-March Newgate Research has been tracking shifts in the public mood on the health and economic crises, monitoring attitudes towards the responses and performance of Australian institutions including governments, health systems, media and business.
The forum will also offer the opportunity to engage on Newgate’s research more broadly including on attitudes in Australia towards action on climate change and the negotiation of Free Trade Agreements with UK and the EU; the opportunities and challenges facing international trade and investment diversification in the context of Covid-19, rising geopolitical tensions and threats to supply chain sovereignty; and many other topics.
This boardroom forum will be delivered by videoconference. Participants will be limited and the discussion will be held strictly under the ‘Chatham House Rule’. For enquiries to join, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org