State of the Nation 2017


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To learn more about CEDA's annual State of the Nation conference held at Parliament House, click here.

  The 38th annual State of the Nation was held at Parliament House, Canberra on 31 May - 1 June 2017.
Catch up on all the highlights from the 2017 conference below.

Keynote address

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister of Australia

 

 

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Job security, disadvantage and Australia's rustbelt: where to from here?

Panel discussion

      

Panellists:

Dr Fiona Haslam McKenzie
Co-Director, Centre for Regional Development, University of WA

Chris Sutherland
Managing Director, Programmed

The Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh
Federal Shadow Assistant Treasurer

Renée Leon PSM
Secretary, Federal Department of Employment



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Keynote address

Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO
Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science

     

  



 

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Australia: leader or laggard in the race to secure our future industries?

Panel discussion

          

Panellists:

Jeff Connolly
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens 

Dr Alex Zelinsky
Chief Defence Scientist and Head, Defence Science and Technology Group, Federal Department of Defence

Adrian Turner
CEO, Data61 and Co-Chair, Cyber Security Growth Centre

Elizabeth Lewis-Gray
Chair and Managing Director, Gekko Systems, Chair, METS Ignite


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Keynote address

Senator The Hon. Fiona Nash
Federal Minister for Regional Development

           

  



 

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Trade in the Trump era: a new risk or a new opportunity?

Panel discussion

Panellists:

Dr Stephanie Fahey
Chief Executive Officer, Austrade

Justin Brown
Deputy Secretary, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant King
President, Business Council of Australia

Dr Geoff Raby
Former Australian Ambassador to China



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Innovation and collaboration: what matters and what can be done?

Panel discussion

     

Panellists:

Dr Andrew Charlton
Director, AlphaBeta

Sue MacLeman
Managing Director and CEO, MTP Connect

Dr Larry Marshall
Chief Executive, CSIRO

Professor Eeva Leinonen
Vice Chancellor, Murdoch University



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Keynote address

The Hon. Josh Frydenberg
Federal Minister for the Environment and Energy

                 

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Keynote dinner

State Treasurer's panel

    

Panellists:

Damian Graham
Chief Investment Officer, First State Super

The Hon. Tim Pallas
Treasurer of Victoria

The Hon. Tom Koutsantonis
Treasurer of South Australia

 

 

 

 

 

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Keynote breakfast address

The Hon. Bill Shorten
Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders

                         




 

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Keynote address

The Hon. Christopher Pyne
Federal Minister for Defence Ministry

            





 

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Keynote address

The Hon. Christian Porter
Federal Minister for Social Services

                     





 

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Keynote address

The Hon. Scott Morrison
Federal Treasurer

                           




 

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The Senate Crossbench

Panel discussion

              

Panellists:

Lyndal Curtis
Canberra Bureau Chief, Sky News

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
The Australian Greens

Senator David Leyonhjelm
Liberal Democratic Party

Senator Nick Xenophon
Nick Xenophon Team



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Blogs 

Dr Larry Marshall, ROI - Return on Innovation: a roadmap for collaboration

Jeff Connolly, Australia: leader or laggard in the race to secure our future industries?

Professor Eeva Leinonen, Practical innovation drives One Health at Murdoch University

Sue MacLeman, Harnessing the buzz for Australia’s future

Grant King, Australia cannot turn its back on trade            

State of the Nation 2017 - Day 1 highlights
Speakers: The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO, Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg