April Dinner Meeting

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Date: Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Venue: Ballroom, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach (Cliff Road NORTH WOLLONGONG)
Speaker: Michael Pascoe

Rolling the 'Economic Dice' for an Election

With the Federal Budget approaching, we are thrilled to have Michael Pascoe share his thoughts on the year that was, as well as the year ahead!

Michael Pascoe is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced finance and economics commentators with over four decades in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism covering the full gamut of economic, business and finance issues.

Michael is seen on Channel 7’s Sunrise and news programs, is Contributing Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald and Age BusinessDay.com.au sites, is a weekly finance columnist for Yahoo7 and a busy conference speaker, MC and facilitator, bringing rare humour and plain language to the “dismal science” of economics.

Michael was born and educated in Queensland, starting his career with The Courier-Mail before working in Hong Kong for three years on the South China Morning Post. He joined the Australian Financial Review in Sydney upon returning to Australia and then pioneered specialist finance journalism in commercial broadcasting – first with the Macquarie Radio network, then with Channel Nine, Sky News and Channel 7’s Sunrise and other programs, and as editor for The New Daily. He appears regularly on the ABC’s The Drum.

Michael has four sons, maintains a love of Rugby Union, a dislike of gardening and what he calls “an outlook of optimistic skepticism”.

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COVID UPDATE: Restrictions have been significantly reduced allowing us to return to near pre-covid numbers for this event.  Pre-dinner drinks will be served in the gallery, outside the Ballroom from 7.00pm and seating from 7.30pm.  Please ensure you scan the QR code, check in upon arrival and adher to any additional guidelines as set out by the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach staff.  

RSVP: To help us seat members as per requests, please advise at the time of booking or no later than Tuesday, 13 April 2021. We will do our best; however, changes made after this time may not be possible. Please also refer to our cancellation policy.

PRESIDENT'S WELCOME SPEECH:  Member announcements for the President's Welcome Speech can be sent to swingate@illawarraconnection.com.au by no later than midday on Friday, 9 April 2021.  Announcements may be edited for brevity, and the final decision on inclusion of items rests with the President.