Climate Change Secretary visits Uni of Adelaide

Dr Martin Parkinson

Dr Martin Parkinson
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Thursday, 11 September 2008

Secretary of the Department of Climate Change, Dr Martin Parkinson, will be returning to his old university tomorrow to present a seminar and talk to staff and students about Federal Government climate change policy.

Dr Parkinson graduated with an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide in 1981 and for more than two decades has been helping shape national and international policy.

He was made Secretary - the most senior Public Service role - within the new Department of Climate Change in December 2007.

Before that he was Deputy Secretary in Treasury with responsibility for domestic and international macroeconomic issues and Deputy Secretary of the Climate Change Group in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

From mid-1997 until the end of 2000, Dr Parkinson worked at the International Monetary Fund on the reform of international financial architecture. In the early 1990s Dr Parkinson served as Senior Adviser to Treasurer Dawkins and he has also worked for Treasurers Kerin and Willis.

He holds a PhD from Princeton University and a Master of Economics from the Australian National University.

The University's School of Economics is presenting 'Climate change policy - driving transformational change' at 1pm, Friday 12 September.

WHAT: 'Climate change policy - driving transformational change': Dr Martin Parkinson
WHERE: Room LG24, Lower Ground Napier Building, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 1pm-2pm, Friday 12 September
COST: Free. RSVP essential to or phone: (08) 8303 7372


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