Understanding the New Australian Government: Implications for Business in Asia

Understanding the New Australian Government: Implications for Business in Asia

The Australian Election led to the election of the first Labor government in almost a decade. The policy agenda from the new government includes an emphasis on climate change, women and engagement in the Pacific. What do those priorities mean for business and Australians abroad? How can business look beyond these imperatives to understand the new government's broader policy objectives for business and the implications for the economy? 

Join AustCham as we welcome three highly sought-after analysts to discuss:

  • the incoming government’s policies for business and international trade
  • the reaction from markets and business in Australia 
  • the opportunities for business in China and Hong Kong and the region
  • what the election results mean for the next generation of Australians
  • how the Australian electorate and political representation has changed.

Go beyond the headlines and join us for an interactive online event with leading experts in their fields.

Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


Tue, June 14, 2022


12:00 PM - 01:00 PM



Zoom webinar - link will be sent to guests one day ahead of the event


Member: $0.00

Non-Member: $150.00


Richard Yetsenga
Chief Economist | ANZ

Richard Yetsenga is Chief Economist and Head of Research at ANZ, based in Sydney. He leads the Bank's global research team, which focuses on Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Richard joined ANZ in 2011 from HSBC in Hong Kong, where he was Managing Director of Emerging Market Strategy. Prior to his seven years at HSBC, Richard held economics roles with Deutsche Bank and the Australian Government. Richard publishes on issues of broad economic relevance, including climate change, technology, inequality and the benefits of diversity. The ANZ Research team has been recognised with more than 40 top-three rankings in major industry surveys across Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the past six years, alongside numerous industry awards. Richard regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and other regional media, his work has been published by the Lowy Interpreter, and he is an editorial contributor in the Australian Financial Review, The Australian newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, the Hong Kong Economic Journal and the Nikkei.

Mercedes Page
CEO | Young Australians in International Affairs

Mercedes is the founder and CEO of Young Australians in International Affairs, a not-for profit organisation committed to engaging the next generation of Australians in international affairs and building the high calibre leaders necessary to navigate Australia's future in an increasingly complex and contested Indo-Pacific century.

Kanishka Jayasuriya
Professor of Politics and International studies and Head of Department | Murdoch University

Kanishka Jayasuriya, is currently Professor of Politics and International studies. Prior to his current appointment in 2016 he was Professor of International politics and Director of Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre (IPGRC) and Professor of International Politics. He is a graduate in political science from the University of Western Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Australian National University (ANU) and served as a post doctoral Fellow at Griffith University. He has held teaching and research appointments in several Australian and overseas universities including the ANU, the University of Sydney, Murdoch University, National University of Singapore, and City University of Hong Kong.

His main areas of research interests and special expertise lie mainly in the areas of international and comparative political economy. He has worked extensively on issues of regulation, rule of law and regional governance with reference to Asia . His research agenda is focused on the relationship between globalisation and the transformation of state structures including in the areas of social policy and higher education. He is also working on the dynamics of capitalist crisis and democracy with particular reference to Asia.

Kandy Wong
Correspondent, Political Economy | SCMP

Kandy Wong returned to the Post in 2022 as a correspondent for the Political Economy desk, having earlier worked as a reporter on the Business desk. She focuses on China's trade relationships with the United States, the European Union and Australia, as well as the Belt & Road Initiative and currency issues. An award-winning journalist, she has worked in Hong Kong, China and New York for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and the Financial Times, E&E News, Forbes, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Nikkei Asia and Coconuts Media.