IPAA SA was honoured to welcome the Hon. Stephen Mullighan to our Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon 2023.  Over a two-course lunch, the Treasurer delivered his second State Budget address to our audience—setting out the State Government’s vision for the future prosperity of South Australia.

This event offered attendees the opportunity to go beyond the figures for critical background information on this next budget, and informed departmental priorities for the year ahead.  

During the budget briefing, the Treasurer was led through a discussion around the 2023-2024 budget and its implications for South Australia by Danielle Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Grattan Institute.



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Hon. Stephen Mullighan MP

Hon. Stephen Mullighan MP
State Member for Lee

The Treasurer is the Hon. Stephen Mullighan MP.

Stephen was appointed Treasurer in the Labor Government in March 2022.

Stephen was first elected as the Member for Lee in the South Australian Parliament in 2014.

In 2014, he was appointed the Minister for Transport & Infrastructure, and in 2016 added the portfolios of Housing and Urban Development.

Prior to entering the Parliament, Stephen led Deloitte’s economics team in Adelaide between 2010-2013, providing economic advice to corporate clients, the non-profit sector and state and federal governments.

Stephen is a proud western suburb resident, is married to Antonia, and they have three children Benjamin, Isaac and Olivia.

Along with his responsibility as Treasurer, his portfolio responsibilities include Finance.

Danielle Wood

Chief Executive Officer
Grattan Institute

Danielle Wood is CEO of the Grattan Institute where she heads a team of leading policy thinkers, researching and advocating policy to improve the lives of Australians.

Danielle also leads Grattan’s Budgets and Government Program and has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budgets, tax reform, women’s workforce participation, generational inequality and reforming political institutions. She is a sought-after media commentator and speaker on policy issues.

Danielle was previously Principal Economist and Director of Merger investigations at the ACCC, a Senior Economist at NERA Economic Consulting and Senior Research Economist the Productivity Commission. She holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and two Masters degrees, one in Economics and one in Competition Law, from the University of Melbourne.

Danielle is a member of the Australian Government’s Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce, the Parliamentary Budget Office Expert Advisory Committee and the Commonwealth Bank CEO Advisory Council.

Danielle is an Honorary Fellow and former President of the Economic Society of Australia and a Research Fellow of the Women’s Leadership Institute. She is also a passionate advocate for women in economics and was the co-founder and first Chair of the Women in Economics Network.

Erma Ranieri PSM FIPAA

IPAA SA President, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment
Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

Appointed on 1 July 2014, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment Erma Ranieri works passionately towards creating a world-leading public sector that serves South Australians well, does what it says it will do, and to which every public servant is proud to belong.

With the role of the public sector being to serve and support South Australia to thrive, Erma leads sector-wide reform to modernise the public sector and continue to build on its value and service to the South Australian community.

Erma has worked for more than 30 years to help organisations optimise productivity and employee wellbeing. She was named a 2014 Telstra Business Woman of the Year as SA Winner of the Telstra Community and Government Award for her role in leading transformational change throughout the public sector.

With a key focus on flexibility, diversity and leadership development to ensure the public sector is positioned as an Employer of Choice, Erma continues to challenge cultural and structural barriers to drive innovative, collaborative and connected services for the community.

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Tuesday, 11th July 2023

11:50 am (Registration)
12:30 - 2:00 pm (Event)

Two-course lunch and refreshments

Adelaide Convention Centre, Panorama Ballroom
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Personal Member $129
State Government Member $169
Corporate Member $169
Non-member $329
Table of 8 $1355