Economic and Political Overview (EPO)



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Australia's premier series of briefings on the economy and politics for the year ahead.

CEDA's EPO is Australia's premier publication and series of briefings on the Australian economy and politics for the year ahead.

Running for more than 30 years, the EPO brings together political, economic and business leaders and provides CEDA members with business intelligence on the environment they will be operating in over the next 12 months.

2016 EPO launch event: watch the video

The launch of CEDA's 2016 EPO publication took place in Brisbane on 18 February with speakers discussing the year ahead in the economic and political space. Watch the event live stream video here.

Brisbane: launch event
18 February 2016

Hobart
22 February 2016

Perth
26 February 2016 

Canberra
19 February 2016

Melbourne
26 February 2016 

Sydney
8 March 2016   

Adelaide
19 February 2016  

Townsville
26 February 2016

Darwin
9 May 2016 

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2016 EPO publication

CEDA's 2015 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides economic and political insights and also examines Australian international competitiveness, challenges and opportunities for Australian businesses and sustainable productivity growth.

                         

Download EPO 2016 publication   

Read EPO media release: CEDA 2016 outlook report: recession unlikely, but risks remain, confidence and capex needed

Read opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin: Outlook highlights risks, a dash of politics doesn’t help

Click here to read more about EPO 2016, including contributing authors 

      

 

Past EPOs

Economic and Political Overview 2015

CEDA's 2015EPO provides economic and political forecasts and also examines funding options from the finance sector and some proposed market-based reforms and equity issues in Australia.The publication was launched in Sydney with a series of events in capital cities across Australia during February and March. Read the EPO 2015 media release or the opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.  

Click here to download pdf copy of the EPO 2015

 

Economic and Political Overview 2014

CEDA's EPO 2014 provides economic and political forecasts, and examines government productivity, red tape, and how external factors will shape Australia's economy. The publication was launched with a series of events in capital cities across Australia during February and March. Read the EPO 2014 media release or the opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.

Click here to download pdf copy of the EPO 2014

 

Economic and Political Overview 2013

CEDA's EPO 2013 examines the Australian economy and politics at state and federal levels with insights and information on the operating environment over 2013. The publication was launched with a series of events in capital cities across Australia. These events examined the important issues of electricity prices and the future of work as well as providing economic and political outlooks for 2013. Click here to access summary, articles and videos from the 2013 EPO.

Click here to download pdf copy of the 2013 EPO. 

 

Economic and Political Overview 2012

CEDA’s EPO 2012 examines the challenges faced by our multi-speed economy; the likely impact of key policies including the carbon tax, mining tax, poker machine reforms; Australia's productivity performance over the past decade and how to improve productivity. The publication launched with a series of events across Australia. These events examined the important issues of productivity and federal/state financial relations, and provided economic and political outlooks for 2012.

Click here to download pdf copy of the 2012 EPO. 

See our archive of EPOs from previous years.  

About the EPO

CEDA's EPO is Australia's premier publication and series of briefings on the Australian economy and politics for the year ahead. Running for more than 30 years, the EPO brings together political, economic and business leaders and provides CEDA members with business intelligence on the environment they will be operating in over the next 12 months.

Read Professor Ian Marsh's article on the longevity of the EPO.