Podcasts Episodes

1. John Brumby - The Big Picture

 

The Big Picture 

ACBC National President John Brumby kicks off the China Path Podcast with his insights on where the Australia China relationship is at in 2017. Over a wide-ranging interview, John discusses the significance of ChAFTA and the positive outlook for Australia / China trade. He also looks at the opportunities in the services sectors of health, tourism and education while emphasising the importance of foreign investment to Australia. John also shares his expereince of meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as looking at how Australia can play its part in One Belt One Road.

The Hon John Brumby was the former Premier of Victoria (2007 – 2010) and has immense experience in public life serving for more than 10 years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria, 6 years as Leader of the Victorian Opposition and 7 years as Federal MHR for Bendigo during the period of the Hawke Government.
 
During his time as Treasurer and then Premier, Mr Brumby forged closer links with China and Hong Kong, releasing Victoria’s first ever China Strategy, visiting China on numerous occasions, opening new trade and investment offices in Nanjing and Shanghai and officially welcoming then Vice President Xi Jinping to Melbourne in 2010.
 
Since retiring from politics, Mr Brumby has accepted a number of appointments in both the business and not-for-profit sectors, including:

·       National President of the Australia China Business Council;

·       Chairman of the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) Superannuation Fund;

·       Chairman of Citywide Service Solutions Pty Ltd;

·       Independent Director of Huawei Technologies (Australia) Pty Limited;

·       Chair of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute; and

·       Chairman of the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Mr Brumby is also a Professorial Fellow at both the University of Melbourne and Monash University.  He is widely published on a range of issues including Federation, tax reform and China and in October 2015 released his book titled ‘The Long Haul – Lessons from Public Life’.

See the documents below:
  • Copy4The_benefits_of_Chinese_investment_in_Australia.pdf
  • Copy2How_the_China_tourism_boom_is_transforming_Australia.pdf
  • @AusChinaBC