Richard Watts works in Sydney in the Policy and Research team. Richard’s responsibilities include in-house legal advice and policy development such as responses to Stronger Super, clearing houses and lost super. Richard also plays a key role in developing analytical tools for members.
Ian Silk is the Chief Executive of AustralianSuper – one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds and currently ranked 78th largest in the world – with more than 1.8 million members, over 170,000 contributing employers, and more than AUD$46 billion in assets.
Rita Mallia is the NSW president of the CFMEU Construction and General Division. Before this she was the Senior Legal Officer for the Branch. She also represents the Union on the NSW Dust Diseases Board and CBus.
Stuart Washington has been a journalist for 25 years. He is the chair of the Alliance’s House Committee and is a well respected Fairfax business reporter.
Paul manages AustralianSuper’s Growth and New Opportunities department. He was previously the National Secretary of the Finance Sector Union of Australia and is highly regarded across the financial services sector. He has extensive experience in the finance industry and a strong grasp of the key strategic issues facing the superannuation industry.
Peter Jennings is the Executive Officer of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, the overseas humanitarian aid agency of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). Peter has been involved in the development sector since 1972 when he started working on community development projects in the southern Philippines. He has been with Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA since 1988.
Dr Helen Szoke is Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner. Previous to this she was the Commissioner with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. During this period she managed the expansion of the Commission’s functions under the Charter of Human Rights Act and the modernisation of the Equal Opportunity Act in that state.
Norman Gillespie is Chief Executive of UNICEF Australia and a vocal advocate for child rights.
Providing a voice for the underrepresented, Dr Gillespie has spoken out for child rights both
domestically and internationally. He has seen UNICEF’s work on the frontline in Cambodia, Kenya and Pakistan and believes in a sustainable approach to development.
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In this week's report:
- Performance of Scott Morrison
- Performance of Anthony Albanese
- Preferred Prime Minister
- Views towards re-electing the federal Coalition government
- Party trust to handle issues
- Importance of Australia’s international reputation
- Scott Morrison’s impact on Australia’s international reputation
- Views towards Australia’s international reputation