Frequently-asked media questions
What does CEDA do?
CEDA is a not-for-profit membership organisation devoted to
researching and discussing Australia's economic development. CEDA
provides thought leadership and policy perspectives on the economic
and social issues affecting Australia. Read more.
What does CEDA offer the media?
CEDA aims to explain policy challenges and options in a
well-informed and balanced way. It is not a lobby group, nor is it
aligned to side of politics. CEDA members come from a broad
spectrum of business, governments (federal, state and local), the
universities and community groups.
What CEDA research can media access?
us for copies of CEDA research reports and audio from most
Can I attend CEDA events?
Many of our events are open to the media. Click here for more information
or contact your local office for specific event
Does "thought leadership" imply a particular political point of
No. CEDA aims to develop debate rather than close it off. We
bring ideas and expertise to the public policy debate, and
develop and publish sound options. CEDA is, and always has been,
proudly independent of politics.
What is CEDA's history and reputation?
CEDA was founded in 1960 by Sir Douglas Copland, one of the most
important figures in Australian economics. Read
It is chaired by Geoff Allan AM, and the Board of
Governors includes figures such as former prime ministers
Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke, academics Professor Adrienne Clarke
and Nobel laureate Professor Peter Doherty, noted business figures
Richard Warburton and Michael Chaney, and former Reserve Bank
deputy governor John Phillips.
Our members include 900 of Australia's leading organsaitions -
from ASX100 to universities, government departments and
professional services companies.
What issues does CEDA comment publicly on?
CEDA's Chief Executive, Professor the Hon Stephen Martin
comments on a broad range of economic issues, from monetary policy
to water supply to the broadband. We have a special focus on the
topics in our research
program. Contact us to find out more.