AmCham - Trump Administration: First 100 Days
08 May 2017
Hyatt Regency Perth
99 Adelaide Terrace
In years to come, history will remember President Donald J. Trump as much for the accomplishments in his first 100 days in office as for his surprise election victory.
President Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on 20 January 2017. Since then, true to his campaign promises, Trump has moved quickly to start implementing his agenda for change in the USA. Key elements of that agenda for his first 100 days in office are energy policy, infrastructure renewal, tax reform, a muscular immigration policy, a more outspoken foreign policy, new programs for job creation, a more robust military and law enforcement capability, and a more bilateral approach to trade.
Trump’s ‘America First Energy Plan’ is committed to clean coal technology, embracing the shale oil and gas revolution, building controversial new pipelines, further boosting domestic energy production, and facilitating oil and gas exports that will bring new competition to Asian markets. His ‘America First’ foreign policy focuses on American interests and national security, with plans to rebuild the American military and present a more muscular American diplomacy.
In terms of job creation, the plan starts with pro-growth tax reform to help make American workers and business more globally competitive, with huge ramifications for key economic partners like Australia if he is able to lower tax rates for both individuals and business. In the trade sector, President Trump has already withdrawn support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, says he will renegotiate NAFTA, and favours bilateral over multilateral trade deals. The focus will be on bringing jobs back to America’s shores, discouraging further off-shoring, repatriating American corporate profits stranded overseas, and supporting U.S. manufacturing. All of these plans combined clearly offer to 'put America first'.
You won’t want to miss this comprehensive review of what President Trump has accomplished over his first 100 days in office, with pertinent analysis of how it will affect you here in Australia. Our panel of select U.S. experts will share their views on President Trump’s impact on America, and on the rest of the world. Learn about his cabinet, pending or proposed legislation, and his executive orders, as well as hear analysis on his major decisions that will affect both America and the world beyond.
• The Hon. Kim Beazley AC, President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Distinguished Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Senior Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre and Board Member of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.
• Des Riley, Director, Riley Matthewson Public Relations
• Joseph Capurso, Director Currency Strategy and International Economics, Commonwealth Bank
• Charlie Gunningham, Chief Executive Officer, Business News
American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
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