Leith van Onselen writes as the Unconventional Economist.
Leith has previously worked as an economist at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs. He has a strong background in economic policy and financial sector regulation.
Leith holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (now FINSIA).
Leith van Onselen has worked alongside Sustainable Population Australia on several occasions, most recently as lead author for the discussion paper: "Population growth and Infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion". A video of Leith presenting at the launch of the discussion paper can be found here
October 15th, 2020 | Season 1 | 48 mins 56 secs
2020 budget, leith van onselen, macrobusiness, shock octopus, sustainable population australia, unconventional economist
The Federal budget was made public on October 2006 with the usual disappointment we have come to expect from the coalition government (well from both major parties really). So what SHOULD the budget have looked like as we enter into the pandemic flecked decade of consequence? Host Michael Bayliss talks to Leith van Onselen to find out what a sensible economic response during these trying times SHOULD look like