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As world population projected to grow towards 9 billion by the middle of the century, how can Australia contribute towards the growing energy needs of the Asia Pacific region? A recent CEDA event in Canberra on June 10 provided the opportunity to hear perspectives on these issues from an expert panel. Energy security was examined in its key dimensions of availability, affordability and reliability of future energy sources and with domestic and international factors in mind. By Petra Schweidler
The water issues is complex, political and technical. CEDA Adelaide hosted the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Water to Adelaide and local, national and international leaders in the water industry to discuss the status of water security and the challenges that Australia and the world face in a shifting climate. By Jessica Ferrari.
The controversial debate over the resources super profits tax is complicated, fuelled by emotion and requires a better knowledge of corporate tax to mine the fact from the fiction. During June 2010 CEDA held forums exploring the tax in Brisbane and Perth. By Alex Tilbury with contribution from CEDA WA State Director Robin McClellan.
Telstra’s dominant position in all markets is not their fault. But the resulting dominance has made them inefficient and, until recently, complacent. By Michael Porter.
CEDA’s Board of Governors bi-annual meeting in April canvassed the Governor’s views on economic and policy challenges facing Australia. The attendees discussed wide-ranging issues from climate change policy failures, to the risks of a re-emerging two-speed economy and Australia’s inflated housing market. By Petra Schweidler.
The potential for nuclear power to be part of Australia's energy mix and Australians’ attitudes towards nuclear power were discussed at Perth event on 19 April 2010. The findings of the National Academies Forum (NAF) report on the way Australians develop attitudes towards nuclear power were presented by the lead author, Professor Daniela Stehlik. A panel of academic and industry expert speakers discussed Australian attitudes to nuclear power. By Robin McClellan, WA State Director, CEDA.
The need for water security, the limitations of demand management, recycling and irrigation infrastructure were discussed at a recent CEDA event on desalination held in Melbourne. The water market including price and ownership were examined by the Victorian Minister for Water, a Commissioner from the National Water Commission, academics and industry experts. By Jessica Ferrari.
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC believes there is still progress to be made before women achieve genuine equality of access and opportunity. Recognising the value of women leaders and providing role models are central to building women’s leadership skills and capacity. By Petra Schweidler.
The main problem with the forced feeding of fibre as part of Telecommunications Minister Stephen Conroy's national broadband network is that faster internet is happening anyway. Self-financed. But he is using his power to create an expensive new telecoms monster that he will need to protect. By Michael Porter
Copenhagen promised to bring everyone into the tent in a post-2012 successor treaty to Kyoto. Instead, it showed divides between countries were unbridgeable. Globally, the actions and policy approach of China and the US are what really count. By David Byers
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