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Welcome to the CEDA blog

It is with great pleasure that CEDA is today launching its new blog  which aims to contribute to CEDA’s ongoing commitment to encourage public policy debate and to harness the ideas and influence of leading thinkers.
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16/01/2015 | Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin | 0 Comments


Growing angst for short-term fixes: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

As the year draws to a close, CEDA's latest survey reveals the Federal Government needs to undertake a major rethink on innovation, R&D and its broad approach to education with angst growing in the community about the consequences for our long-term economic future if current policy directions are too focused on short-term fixes.
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10/12/2014 | Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin | 0 Comments


What makes good public policy? Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

In the current uncertain policy environment, whether domestically-based with political wrangling over contentious Budget issues still unresolved or international dimensions as measured by security concerns in the wake of terrorist insurgency in far off lands, burqa bans in Parliament House, or the Prime Minister’s new diplomatic policy of ‘shirt-fronting’, the community seeks solace and comfort from leaders who can demonstrate strength and purpose.

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11/11/2014 | Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin | 0 Comments


Rebalancing government in Australia to save our federation: Terry Moran

Federation in 1901 is now the middle point between 2014 and the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. Despite this, most views of federation, if Australians have one at all, are probably shaped by its 19th century imagery - dusty, whiskery elderly men in overly formal dress - rather than its 20th century outcomes.
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27/10/2014 | Terry Moran AC | 0 Comments


Another Tenterfield needed to drive reform: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

With the 125th anniversary last Friday of Henry Parkes's oration calling for the formation of an Australian federation and the federal government's Reform of the Federation white paper process under way, we need another Tenterfield moment to engage the imagination of Australians about what our federation should look like in the future.
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27/10/2014 | Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin | 0 Comments


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