Forum - The end of growth: What does this mean for you?

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  • Location: The J Theatre, Noosa Junction 4567 Queensland

Growth underpins our economic and financial systems. It has dragged people out of poverty, lifted living standards, and turned third world countries into prosperous nations.

This growth was built on ‘financialisation’ (ie. the acquisition of debt in ever-increasing amounts), exploitation of resources ie. hydrocarbons and water, and mispricing of pollution. Can it continue?

Is this economic model running out of steam? And if so, what does slower growth, or even no growth, mean for all of us – for retirement, health care, aged care, infrastructure maintenance and replacement, and future employment?

Saul Eslake has the knack of explaining economics in terms understandable to mere mortals. Top economist at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in Melbourne.

Satyajit Das, author of 16 books including the best-selling Guns and Money and most recently Extreme Money.

Richard Gibbs, Chief Economist and Head of Economics for the Macquarie Group Ltd, will polish his crystal ball on future growth prospects.

They will be joined by Stephen Long, the ABC’s economics editor.  Paul Barclay of Radio National’s Big Ideas will moderate the discussion which will be recorded for later broadcast.

Forum - The end of growth: What does this mean for you?
Date: Saturday 23 June
Time: Midday
Price: $35
Venue: The J Theatre
Duration: 90 minutes

The Noosa Longweekend Festival, 15-24 June 2012
Over 80 cultural events staged over 10 days and nights.
Full 2012 Noosa Longweekend Festival Program available on

•    The 11th Noosa Longweekend Festival will be staged from Friday 15 -Sunday 24 June 2012
•    The festival comprises 10 days (and nights) of music, theatre, dance, literature, forums, film, food, visual arts and workshops staged at various venues in the iconic, beachside village and surrounding hinterland of Noosa, Queensland
•    Full festival program announced Thursday 3 May. Tickets on sale Tuesday 8 May
•    Over 80 ticketed and non-ticketed events will be on offer. Free events include heritage walks, photographic exhibitions, a children’s workshop and roving entertainment
•    Tickets can be purchased at or from The J Box office (in person, by phone (07) 5455 4455 or online at
•    In excess of 10,000 tickets will be on sale
•    Featuring the crème de la crème of local, national and international artists - in excess of 170 Artists, authors and guest speakers will participate in the 2012 Festival
•    Visit to keep up with festival news, program and ticketing information

Noosa Long Weekend Festival :
PO Box 2200, Noosa Heads
07 5474 9941
07 5474 9940
Noosa Long Weekend Festival

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