About the speaker

Michael Costa was a member of the NSW Legislative Council from 2001-2008. He served as Police Minister, Transport Services Minister, Roads Minister and Minister for Finance and Infrastructure, as well as NSW Treasurer between 2006 and 2008.
Since leaving politics, Costa has joined the University of Newcastle as an Associate Professor with the Australian Competition Policy Research Alliance. He is a regular media commentator and can be read on the opinion pages of The Australian and The Daily Telegraph.