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Saul Eslake Shares Insights on Federal Budget Fallout

18 May 2015

As small business owners across the country begin to calculate the changes proposed in the Federal Government’s Budget, renowned economist Saul Eslake is set to share his famous insights at an informative session in Melbourne, hosted by Suncorp Bank.

The exclusive business networking event, to be held on Friday, 29 May, is part of a suite of joint-initiatives delivered by Suncorp Bank and Invest Gippsland (Committee for Gippsland) to maximise opportunities for economic and social development for the Gippsland region.

Suncorp Bank Area Manager for Agribusiness in Victoria, David Charge, said he had received an overwhelming response from the community, with more than 150 local business owners and professionals expected to attend the event.

“The Gippsland region is home to a diverse economy, ranging from agriculture to food production, energy, and aviation. As Australia’s leading regional bank, we are proud to work with Invest Gippsland to further support the growth of the area and connect business owners with prominent industry figures such as Saul Eslake,” Mr Charge said.

“Saul Eslake is one of Australia’s most renowned economists. He has a long and distinguished career, having served on numerous State and Federal Government committees and advisory councils before taking post as the current Chief Economist for the Australian arm of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

“Aside from discussing the local impacts of the recent Federal Budget announcement, Saul will provide an overview of how global trends will likely shape the future Australian and Victorian economies.”

Media Contact: Meghan Henricks 07 3135 2647 or 0408 533 590

About Suncorp: Suncorp Group includes leading general insurance, banking, life insurance and superannuation brands in Australia and New Zealand. The Group has 14,500 employees and relationships with nine million customers. Suncorp Group Limited is a Top 15 ASX-listed company with $94 billion in assets. Suncorp Bank is Australia’s leading regional bank servicing more than one million personal, SME and agribusiness customers.

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