School of Accounting and Commercial Law

Objectives and Schedule

Objectives and Format

The External Panel sessions aim to:

  • Assist the Treasury to produce a robust, credible long-term fiscal statement by testing key assumptions and analysis;
  • Promote a well-informed public debate on key policy choices for managing the long-term fiscal position;

The External Panel members will be joined in each session by policy staff from the Treasury and other agencies who will attend as appropriate to present their own views, analysis and research findings.

The sessions will be chaired by Professor Bob Buckle. The format of the sessions will involve presentations of research and policy papers prepared by officials, panel members, or other researchers, followed by open discussion.

Panel Schedule

The External Panel will meet monthly from August to November 2012 and in March and April 2013 as indicated below:

Session One: Thursday, 30 August, 2012

The topic for this panel session will be the Fiscal Framework and Projections.

Session Two: Wednesday, 26 September, 2012

The topic for this panel session will be the Framework for Policy Analysis of Long-Term Fiscal Issues.

Session Three: Thursday, 25 October, 2012

The topic for this panel session will be Retirement Income and Tax Policy Analysis and Choices.

Session Four: Thursday, 29 November, 2012

The topic for this panel session will be Health Policy Analysis and Choices, Combined Scenarios and Features of Enduring Reform.


The External Panel sessions in 2012 served as a forum for presenters at the Affording Our Future Conference 2012 to share, test and identify issues and options for their own papers. Click here for Conference papers and slides. Additional sessions in 2013 (see below) will enable the External Panel to assist the Treasury in the drafting of the long-term fiscal statement.


Session Five: Monday, 11 March, 2013

Information on this topic will be available shortly

Session Six: Thursday, 11 April, 2013

Information on this topic will be available shortly