CEDA's podcast breaks down the policy issues of the day and explains what they mean for Australian business and the community.

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The Economists' Corner Podcast | Stephen Rue, Chief Executive Officer at NBN Co

Internet usage has spiked significantly in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, as Australia looks to the internet to provide entertainment, social interactions, and facilitate their work. CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento spoke with NBN Co. CEO Stephen Rue to understand how the NBN is dealing with the increased load.

How is the Australia feeling about the COVID-19 crisis? | Sue Vercoe, Brian Tyson), Newgate Australia

Newgate has released their latest weekly survey of Australians, focusing on how the public is feeling about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball, is joined by Managing Director, Sue Vercoe and Managing Partner, Brian Tyson to discuss the findings of the survey. 

The challenges of human services in a crisis | Ruth Owen, Human Services Leader, EY

When lines of people who have never become unemployed before are growing outside Centrelink, what can be done to make sure everyone is getting the support they need?


COVID-19 Update | Immunologist Prof. Peter Doherty AC

Nobel laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC brings us up to date on how Australia is tackling the crisis, how other nations are faring in comparison, and how long we might be dealing with COVID-19.


Are the voices of youth being heard during the COVID-19 crisis? | Kareem El-Ansary

Melinda Cilento (CEDA CEO) as she spoke with Kareem El-Ansary on the voices of youth in the COVID-19 crisis, and whether or not they are being heard when policy decisions are made.

Leadership and COVID-19 | Rob Scott, CEO of Wesfarmers

How do you lead one of Australia's largest businesses in times of crisis? CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento spoke with Wesfarmers CEO Rob Scott to find out. 

(Listeners will hopefully appreciate that we are trialling different ways of recording our interviews across many locations. On occasion, and this is one of them, the audio is not as perfect as we would like and that’s on us but we believe you will still get a lot out of the conversation and Rob’s insights as a compassionate business a leader in these difficult times.


Strategic communication in a crisis | Dr Collette Snowden

In times of crisis, the importance of effective communication cannot be understated. With social media fuelling the fires of panic, leaders need to be clear and timely with their communication strategies in order to minimise both short and long term damage. Listen to CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento speak with Dr Collette Snowden from the University of South Australia.

The Economists' Corner | EY Chief Economist Joanne Masters

It's been just over a week since the last episode of The Economists' Corner, and a lot has changed in the time since then. The RBA has stepped in with emergency measures, travel restrictions have been bolstered, and cases of the coronavirus have continued to grow. CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball speaks with EY Chief Economist Joanne Masters, to try to make sense of it all. 


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