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.