New South Wales Business Forum

To promote engagement from the private economy into policy formulation, Senator Bragg established the New South Wales Business Forum upon his election to the national Parliament.

Without a strong economy, there can be no fair society. Ensuring the New South Wales and Australian economy retains a strong foundation is essential.

The forum provides regulator opportunities for New South Wales business people to meet and discuss key policy issues such as financial sector regulation, FinTech, superannuation, corporate governance, federalism, taxation, industrial relations and budget policy.

Events and meetings are generally informal to promote open, frank and constructive dialogue on generally complicated economic policy issues.

The Business Forum established and hosted the Tony Shepherd Oration in 2019.

Each year a Shepherd Lecturer speaks about the importance of business stepping up and participating in policy formulation.

2020 Shepherd Oration with special guest Mr Alan Joyce: Coming up

Alan Joyce AC

This year’s event will host Qantas CEO, Mr Alan Joyce AC, as our  special guest speaker.

The 2020 Shepherd Oration will take place on  3 November.

Australia is facing its greatest economic challenge in more than a century, and in particular the aviation industry has been rocked by the global pandemic.

This year’s event will make a significant contribution to our roadmap for recovery.


For more information please contact the Sydney electorate office on 02 8289 9110.