CEDA research publications 2016



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CEDA's 2016 research publications focused on budget repair options, economic growth, vocational education and training, and migration.

Explore CEDA's research and publications from 2016

 

Top 10 speeches

Top 10 Speeches 2016

CEDA's Top 10 Speeches is a collection of the most influential and interesting speeches from the CEDA platform throughout the year. This year's publication features speakers Prime Minister the Hon. Malcom Turnbull; Federal Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Bill Shorten; Catherine Livingstone, President, Business Council of Australia; Paul McClintock, National Chairman, CEDA; Sir David Higgins, Chairman, High Speed 2; Rupert Myer AO, Chair, Australia Council for the Arts; Mary Hackett, Regional Director Australia, GE Oil & Gas; Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner; Jacquelline Fuller, Managing Director, Google.org; and Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia.

Read and download CEDA's Top 10 Speeches 2016

     

Top 10 Speeches: Disruption and innovation 2011-2016

 In 2016, CEDA celebrates five years of engaging and forward-thinking speeches on the CEDA stage – discussing the technologies, skills and attitudes Australia will need to embrace the fourth industrial revolution – with the release of CEDA's Top 10 Speeches: Disruption and innovation 2011-2016.

Read and download CEDA's Top 10 Speeches: Disruption and innovation 2011-2016.

 

Research reports

    

Migration: the economic debate

CEDA released a research report in November 2016 which examines the economic consequences of the migration program for Australia and the effectiveness of the migration program itself. 

This policy perspective examines what changes in public policy with respect to the migration program are necessary to sustain its contribution to Australia’s economic development and social cohesion and to maintain community support.


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VET: securing skills for growth

CEDA released a research report in August 2016, which examines the role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in meeting the skills required for Australia's growth.

CEDA’s major report for 2016, Australia's economic future: an agenda for growth, presents a range of policy reforms that an incoming government of either persuasion could adopt. These reforms have been chosen to address the current economic and social challenges of Australia and are designed to kick-start a surge in improving economic conditions.

Read and download VET: securing skills for growth.

     

Australia's economic future: an agenda for growth

Released on 14 June 2016, CEDA's major research report examines how to repair Australia's economic structures and drive a growth agenda. 

  • The campaigns to leave or remain;
  • Implications for business and the economy;
  • Political fallout; and
  • Implications for Australia.

 Read and download Australia's economic future: an agenda for growth. 

 

      

Deficit to balance: budget repair options

Deficit to balance: budget repair options provides an assessment and model revenue and expenditure policies to recommend a menu of options to bring the Federal budget into balance.

This report  sets out why CEDA decided to tackle this issue, its urgency and the process adopted by the Balanced Budget Commission in developing the menu of options for repairing the Federal Budget.

Read and download Deficit to balance: budget repair options.  

 

      

Economic and political overview 2016

CEDA's 2016 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.

 Read and download CEDA's 2016 Economic and Political Overview.

 

        

Regional development in Western Australia

Released on 8 June 2016, the Regional development in Western Australia publication presents the culmination of the State of the Regions event series, providing key insights from the series along with overarching actions to help ensure Western Australia’s Regions continue to thrive and prosper.

Regional development in Western Australia draws together information discussed at each of the State of the Regions events and provides a snapshot of the WA regions, opportunities and barriers to growth and overarching actions to ensure growth in the regions continues.

 Read and download Regional development in Western Australia.

 

Information papers

 

  

 

Changes to superannuation

Treasurer the Hon. Scott Morrison's superannuation package was approved on 23 November 2016, with most changes to take effect on 1 July 2017. This Information Paper looks at the incoming changes and how they will affect superannuation fund members. CEDA's final information paper for 2016 discusses:

  • The proposed changes to the superannuation package;
  • Who will benefit and who will lose;
  • Criticism of the reform package; as well as
  • A timeline of changes to superannuation since the 1970s.

Read and download Changes to superannuation.

 

 

Constitution reform

This two-part information paper outlines the complexities of making Constitutional reform in Australia. It comes on the back of the Turnbull Government’s goal to seek Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians before May 2017. The information paper discusses:

  • What makes a successful referendum;
  • What outcomes are the Recognise campaign looking to achieve;
  • Arguments from the "no" campaign; and
  • New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi.

 Read and download Constitution reform. 

 

TPP Agreement explained

The release of TPP Agreement explained follows the February 2016 signing of the proposed agreement. The paper discusses the pros and cons of the free trade agreement, the likelihood the agreement will be ratified, and what Australian's can expect to see from here. CEDA's second information paper of 2016 outlines:

  • Support and criticisms of the TPP;
  • Corporations using ISDS to sue Australia;
  • The likely outcomes of the TPP for Australia; and
  • Barriers to ratification.

   Read and download TPP Agreement explained. 

Brexit explained

Following the referendum on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Union, CEDA's first information paper for 2016, Brexit explained discusses:

  • The campaigns to leave or remain;
  • Implications for business and the economy;
  • Political fallout; and
  • Implications for Australia.

Read and download Brexit explained.

CEDA video highlights from 2016