STREAM
IQ2 Debate

DATE & TIME
23 AUGUST 2016

LOCATION
SYDNEY TOWN HALL

Is political apathy to blame for the widening wage gap?  

Are boomers benefiting from an economic system that no longer serves the next generation? We ask four very smart people at our IQ2 debate if baby boomers owe a debt to the young.

Millenials are lazy, entitled, and over-sensitive. Boomers are greedy, selfish, and covetous.

Neither of these are the full story. Who’s the real economic victim in this rat race? On Tuesday 23 August we held our third IQ2 Debate of 2016 – Boomers Owe a Debt to the Young.

The most poignant question of the evening came from an insightful 11-year old audience member, who asked us: “Can’t we all just get along?”

Speakers

Zoe Norton-Lodge

is a comedian and millennial. She is a well known writer and performer working in television, radio, print and theatre including ABC’s The Checkout.

Kerry Chikarovski

is the former Liberal Party Leader, from 1998 – 2002. She was also the first female Leader of the Opposition, holding the post between 1999 and 2002.

John Daley

is CEO of the Grattan Institute, which conducts independent, rigorous and practical analysis of Australian public policy.

Bernard Salt

Bernard Joseph Salt AM is a demographer, author and columnist with The Australian and Herald Sun newspapers. He was formerly a Partner at KPMG.

Who is it for?


  • THE ACTIVIST
  • THE PROVOCATEUR
  • THE THOUGHT LEADER

What you'll take away


  • 01A NEAT LIST TO WRITE TO YOUR LOCAL MP
  • 02IF THE STATS AND FACTS SUPPORT YOU
  • 03WHAT PART OF THE SAND YOU’LL STICK YOUR FLAG IN

Things to think about


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