Wellbeing Budgets: What Australia and New Zealand can learn from each other

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
webinar | webinars 2022


This webinar is being held only a few weeks after Australia's first initiative creating a 'Wellbeing Budget' - so join us for a discussion with wellbeing budget creators and commentators, for a positive analysis of what Australia and New Zealand are getting right, and what we need to address if we're going to create wellbeing budgets and economies that are good for people and good for our planet.

For more context, you can read Gareth Hughes' article on "Wellbeing Budgets across the Tasman Sea" in the New Economy Journal.


STACEY WYMER - Director, Budget Management - The Treasury New Zealand

GARETH HUGHES - Gareth is the Country Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand. Gareth was a Green MP in New Zealand Parliament for 10 years, and is now working with hubs members, officials, community groups, businesses and individuals to help drive Wellbeing Economy policy making processes and grow a movement for a Wellbeing Economy.

PAUL DALZIEL - Paul Dalziel has been Professor of Economics at Lincoln University since 2002 and Deputy Director of its Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit since 2010. The mission of the AERU is to exercise leadership in research for sustainable wellbeing. As part of that mission, Paul is the lead author of Wellbeing Economics: The Capabilities Approach to Prosperity, which was the fifth most downloaded economics book published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018. Paul is also a member of the oversight committee that holds the Aotearoa New Zealand hub of the global Wellbeing Economy Alliance. Paul has received awards for his research and service from the Regional Studies Association, the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International and Lincoln University. He has been part of the leadership team for four large research programmes on New Zealand agri-food value chains with a total budget of $9 million.

MIKE SALVARIS - Mike Salvaris is the ANDI Project Manager (Australian National Development Index Limited) and a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is a former legal aid lawyer, tenants advocate, senior policy advisor and human rights and wellbeing researcher and is co-founder of the OECD Global Progress Research Network.

STEPHANIE KILPATRICK - Stephanie joined VicHealth in January 2021 having previously worked in the heart of the Victorian Government including as an Adviser in the Premier’s Private Office and to the Minister for Health. Stephanie is currently delivering on VicHealth’s flagship VicHealth Local Government Partnership and driving VicHealth’s policy agenda including pursuing the integration of wellbeing into the business of government.

MICHELLE MALONEY (BA/LLB(Hons),PhD) - Michelle Maloney is Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), Adjunct Senior Fellow, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University; and Director of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Future Dreaming Australia. She advocates for systems change, in order to shift industrialised societies from a human-centred, to an Earth centred governance system.