Information for media wanting to attend CEDA events
Media attendance at CEDA events
CEDA welcomes media interest and engagement in the important
public policy forums and debates held by CEDA across Australia. To
attend a CEDA event, please contact your local CEDA office.
CEDA makes every effort to ensure media can attend events and
make use of speakers' contributions. For many events, we provide
splitter boxes. In some cases, we produce audio MP3 files and
transcripts after the event.
Please note that CEDA reserves the right to close events to
media, or to impose the Chatham House Rule (see below).
Please check the media status of events with your local CEDA
office. To be notified about events in advance, please email CEDA.
Speakers may make time before or after their speech for media
interviews or doorstops, and CEDA will try to facilitate this.
Please ask ahead of time if you would like to interview a speaker
or CEDA spokesperson.
Generally Q&A sessions are reserved for CEDA members and
their guests. We ask working journalists to respect the rules as
determined at the discretion of the chair at each event. It would
be helpful if media wishing to ask questions could identify their
interest in advance with your local CEDA office.
Chatham House Rule
Some CEDA meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule.
Everyone present is free to use the information received, but they
cannot reveal the identity or affiliation of the speaker or any
other participant, or that the information was received at a CEDA
The Chatham House Rule allows people to
speak as individuals, and to express views that may not be those of
their organisations. It thus encourages free discussion - a key aim
of many CEDA functions.
Need a spokesperson?
CEDA's Chief Executive and State Directors are available to
speak about CEDA's research and events programs. Our leadership
group has expertise across public policy, business and
For more information please contact:
Roxanne Punton | National Communications
Phone: 03 9652 8424
Mobile: 0409 532 287
Fax: 03 9640 0849