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What the Budget Means for Women - ONLINE ONLY


From: Monday May 17, 2021, 12:00 pm

To: Monday May 17, 2021, 1:00 pm

Join our three incredible panellists – Nicki Hutley, Danielle Wood and Danielle Woolley - as we discuss what the Federal Budget means for women.

Putting a gender lens on the Budget, we will cover a range of issues including superannuation, the gender pay gap, paid parental leave, violence against women and social policy issues.  

Feel free to include your question for our panellists when you register.

The session will be facilitated by Dr Kar Mei Tang, Chair of the NSW Women in Economics Network.

About our Speakers

Nicki Hutley is a highly experienced economist, with broad-based expertise in both macroeconomics and microeconomic policy gained over more than three decades in financial and investment markets and in economic consulting.  She is particularly interested in the intersection of economy, society and environment.

After many years in the corporate world, including most recently as a partner with Deloitte Access Economics, Nicki is now an independent economist and keynote speaker. She also consults with Social Outcomes, developing social impact programs and finance solutions as well as measuring impact using triple bottom lone Cost Benefit Analysis. In 2020, Nicki was appointed as a Councillor for the Climate Council and admitted as an expert faculty member (economics) to SingularityU Australia. Nicki is a council member for the Economics Society of Australia (NSW), and a Board member for One Million Women and the Financy Women’s Index.  Nicki is also a frequent commentator in the media and is a regular guest on both The Drum and The Project.


Danielle Wood is the CEO of the Grattan Institute. She believes in the power of public policy to make Australia a better place. Danielle has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budget policy, tax reform, generational inequality and reforming political institutions. She is a sought-after media commentator and speaker on policy issues.

Danielle previously worked at the ACCC, NERA Economic Consulting and the Productivity Commission. She holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and Masters degrees in Economics and Competition Law, from the University of Melbourne.

Danielle is the National President of the Economic Society of Australia and co-founder and former Chair of the Women in Economics Network.



Danielle Woolley is a Partner in KPMG Australia working with clients in the Government and Human Services sectors. Prior to joining KPMG in early 2019, Danielle had worked for 25 years in the NSW Government across social, economic and environmental portfolios. Danielle has held senior executive roles  at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet with responsibility for driving whole-of-government priorities in areas such as domestic and family violence, child sexual abuse, refugee resettlement, counter terrorism, energy security and affordability and the transformation of Western Sydney under the Western Sydney City Deal. She also worked for 10 years in the Department of Family and Community Services in the areas of child protection, out-of-home care and adoption and five years in the Environment Protection Authority.  Since 2018, Danielle has been a Board member of Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW. Danielle has qualifications in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney.


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