Mark Riley and Gemma Acton to host 7NEWS SPOTLIGHT LIVE Finance Special

With the Australian economy on a knife-edge, 7NEWS Spotlight this Sunday will bring together the country’s leading business minds and decision-makers to plot a path forward for all Australians in a must-watch major LIVE television event.

7NEWS political editor Mark Riley and network finance editor Gemma Acton will moderate a dynamic round table, which will deliver real and practical advice on everything from super to real estate, mortgages, jobs, welfare and mental health.

They’ll be joined by leaders of business and industry to examine the key issues affecting the wellbeing of everyday Australians and their hip pockets in the economic crisis set to follow the coronavirus pandemic.

Together they have come up with a plan for Australia’s future and a clear message for Canberra about our economic recovery: the time to act is now.

Hear from Australia’s best and brightest including Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott, leading economists Bruce Chapman (ANU and designer of HECS), Gigi Foster (UNSW) and Nikki Hutley (Deloitte Australia partner), along with Lifeline chairman John Brogden.

Also joining them are National COVID-19 Commissioner Su McCluskey, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia strategy manager John Grace, real estate expert Robert Klaric, celebrity chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan and ARIA award-winning musician Josh Pyke.

This exclusive pre-budget event will outline what Australia needs to do to restart the engine room of the economy, as the experts share insights and answer questions submitted by viewers.

Surviving The Crash: A 7NEWS Spotlight Special Event this Sunday LIVE from 8.30pm on 7 and 7plus


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