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Martin Parkinson

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Martin Parkinson on how to recover from the pandemic

RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast

Australia must transition to a greener economy and dramatically boost productivity to stop a slide in living standards in the coming years.That's according to one of the country's most experienced former public servants, Martin Parkinson, who in a new essay argues a breakdown of political consensus has slowed the country's economic development.


31 Mar 2021

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The Big Challenge | Dr Martin Parkinson AC

No Limitations

In Episode 49, “The Big Challenge”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Dr Martin Parkinson AC, the Chancellor of Macquarie University. Martin served in the Commonwealth Government for almost 40 years, most recently as the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2016 to 2019 and Secretary of the Australian Treasury from 2011 to 2014. He was also Secretary of Australia’s inaugural Department of Climate Change between 2007 and 2011.Martin is currently a Non-Executive Director of Worley Ltd, North Queensland Airports and Male Champions of Change, and is a member of the Northern Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission. He previously served on the Boards of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Orica Ltd and the German Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and was Chair of the Australian Office of Financial Management.In this insightful conversation, Martin shares with us his views on a myriad of topics, from the inner workings of Government, the difficult task of bringing everyone together on climate policy, the impact of the pandemic on our third largest export, education, and the current dynamics in play in foreign policy. Martin and Greg address the big issues – what do we want as a society, what is important, where we are headed and the big challenge ahead.

1hr 37mins

5 Aug 2020

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Martin Parkinson - Life after being somebody, civil war in politics and the number one challenge facing the world

Pyne Time

Martin Parkinson worked in Public Service long enough to witness a lot of good outcomes in Australia. Christopher Pyne talks with Martin about the first world struggles of life after being somebody and how the current civil war in politics is affecting our ability to face world challenges. For more episodes download the free LiSTNR appSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


19 Jan 2020

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Martin Parkinson on Australia's decade of climate inaction – Australian politics live podcast

Australian Politics

Katharine Murphy sits down with Martin Parkinson, the former secretary of the prime minister’s department and the bureaucrat at the centre of policymaking on climate change during the Howard, Rudd and Gillard governments. Will Australia and the world move fast enough to avoid 2C of warming? How will the use of carryover credits affect Australia’s future? They also discuss the impact of populism on the global economy and the future of economic growth


18 Dec 2019

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A win for Hindu nationalism; Wildlife in bushfire; Martin Parkinson's reflections; What happened to empathy?

Saturday Extra - Full program podcast

1hr 24mins

15 Nov 2019

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Martin Parkinson on the future of international economic engagement

Lowy Institute

On 6 October the Lowy Institute hosted an address by the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Dr Martin Parkinson PSM on the government’s work to strengthen the effectiveness of the G20 and the importance of promoting dialogue between governments, business, academics and non-government organisations. This address was also be the final public event for the Lowy Institute’s G20 Studies Centre.Dr Martin Parkinson PSM was appointed as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in December 2015. He previously served as Secretary of the Department of the Treasury between March 2011 and December 2014. Between 1997 and 2000, he worked at the International Monetary Fund on the reform of the global financial architecture. He is a former member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and has received the Public Service Medal for his contribution to the development of economic policy.


11 Oct 2016