Federal Budget Analysis

On Friday May 14 the Committee for Economic Development of Australia is holding a 2004 Federal Budget Analysis breakfast, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The breakfast will feature a distinguished panel of experts who will analyse the economic strategies of the Government and the Opposition in light of the Federal Budget, the Oppositions response to the budget, and they will also assess the impact on business and Western Australia of the alternative strategies using criteria such as, economic growth, international competitiveness, and intergenerational equity.

The panel of distinguished experts include, Ernst & Young divisional director (WA) - tax Craig Robson; WA Business News editor Mark Pownall; Curtin University’s Professor David Black; BankWest economist Alan Langford; and Ernst & Young principal – tax Ross Lyons.

Registration for the breakfast can be made with the Committee for Economic Development of Australia for $66 for members, $75 for non-members or $501.60 for a corporate table of eight members and $570 for a corporate table of eight non-members. For further information or to register phone Lisa Scaffidi on 9228 2155 or

Finance for Managers

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia is running a workshop titled Functional Finance for Managers on Monday May 10, at the CCI Centre for Learning.

The workshop has been designed for managers with little or no formal training in finance and will provide attendees with the principles, tools and techniques of financial management, which will allow them to discuss, present and manage the financial aspects of their business and positively influence the financial factors under their control.

Topics that will be covered during the workshop include, understanding financial reports; sound financial management techniques; financial statements

accounting definitions and conventions; developing and monitoring budgets; and business controls, performance monitoring and reporting.

Registration for the workshop can be made with the Chamber of Commerce and industry of Western Australia for $385 for members or $577.50 for non-members. For further information or to register phone 9365 7500 or log on to

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