Ten years after the biggest financial upheaval since the Great Depression, much has changed, but many of the features of financial systems that lead to the crisis remain in place.
Australia is widely seen as having weathered the GFC better than any other developed country, and having escaped the Great Recession that followed.
Former prime minister, Kevin Rudd joined a panel of political and financial leaders from that time including Ken Henry, Richard Holden and for the UNSW Centre for Ideas event, After the Crash: Australia in the World Ten Years on from the GFC.
Chaired by journalist Jennifer Hewett, the panel discussed the factors behind Australia’s success, explored the long-term impact of the crisis and what its effects are today.
This talk was recorded live at After the Crash: Australia in the World Ten Years on from the GFC at Sydney Town Hall, 25 October 2018.