Recent G20 summits have produced lengthy communiques and much rhetoric. This has resulted in much criticism that the best days of the G20 are behind it, and that was its initial response to the global financial crisis. But as chair in 2014, Australia has said that the Brisbane Summit will be different, more substance and less talk shop. Will Australia deliver? What could be some meaningful outcomes from the Brisbane Summit?
About Mike Callaghan
Mike Callaghan is Director of the G 20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He has extensive on international economic issues. From 2008 until 2012 he was Executive Director (International) in the Australian Treasury and was Australia's G 20 Finance Deputy as well as a member of the Financial Stability Board. He also served as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy, International Economy. From 2005 until 2007 he was Executive Director, Revenue Group in the Treasury. Prior to this position he spent four years at the IMF in Washington DC as an Executive Director. He has also served as Chief of Staff to the Australian Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello. In 2009 he received the Public Service Medal and in 2013 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
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