CEDA's podcasts break down the policy issues of the day and explains what they mean for Australian business and the community.
CEDA has three podcasts across different topics, hosts and guests:

The Economists’ Corner
CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and Chief Economist Jarrod Ball talk with leading Australian economists breaking down the latest economic news and policy updates.
The greater good
Conversations on policy priorities that matter for our future with Australian leaders across government, business and academia, as CEDA continues to pursue solutions that deliver better economic and social outcomes for the greater good.

The lowdown
Casual conversations with leaders and thinkers from CEDA member organisations to understand what they are seeing, hear their plans for the work ahead, and progress ideas for change.  

Check out some of the latest episodes

The Greater Good | Jordan O'Reilly, Co-founder and CEO at Hireup

In this edition of The Greater Good, CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento spoke with Hireup Co-Founder and CEO Jordan O'Reilly about the NDIS, individualisation in disability support, and the implications of technology in innovation.

The Economists' Corner Podcast | Damian Graham, Chief Investment Officer, First State Super

With a review of the retirement income system underway, and the superannuation sector navigating market volatility, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Damian Graham of First State Super to explore the role of superannuation in Australia's economic recovery.

Poverty and COVID-19 | Toni Wren, Executive Director of Anti Poverty Week

Join CEDA CEO Melinda CIlento as she speaks with Toni Wren about poverty, Jobseeker, and what needs to be done to help those below the poverty line.

The lowdown: Dr Stefan Hajkowicz I plausible futures and wise decisions

As we focus on restart, author of Global Megatrends and CSIRO Senior Principal Scientist - Strategy And Foresight, Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, talks with Kyl Murphy about foresight, strategy, digital leaps forward, plausible futures and making wise choices.


The lowdown: Mitch Evans I recovery, rebound and unemployment

Seek Corporate Sales Manager - NSW & QLD, Mitch Evans, talks with Kyl Murphy about recovery, the granular findings of Seek's latest data, and signs of a surprising rebound by SMEs.

The lowdown: Jacqui Walters I rethinking strategy

Experienced Non-Executive Director Jacqui Walters talks with Kyl Murphy about how boards are rethinking strategy while balancing the demands of compliance and change.

The lowdown: Tasman Graham | renewed interest in renewables

Global lead of energy transition and sustainability Tas Graham, Senior Vice President, Advisian, talks with Kyl Murphy about how COVID-19 has affected the outlook for renewable energy in Australia and the promising developments he sees occurring in this space.


The lowdown: Michelle Hutton | who do we trust now?

Edelman Australia CEO, Michelle Hutton, joins Kyl Murphy to discuss Edelman's latest research, which uncovers how COVID-19 has affected the public's trust in institutions. 


The lowdown: Sinead Hourigan | workforce and surprises in the data

Kyl Murphy talks with Robert Walters Queensland Managing Director, Sinead Hourigan, about trends in employment during the COVID-19 crisis, how different industries are weathering the pandemic and how the crisis will continue to shape the employment market. 

Innovation and recovery | Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO

Science and technology is at the forefront of our efforts to contain the COVID-19 crisis but it will also shape our path forward. CEDA CEO, Melinda Cilento, speaks with CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Larry Marshall, about how CSIRO has helped to manage the COVID-19 crisis in Australia and the role innovation will play in the recovery.

The Economists' Corner Podcast | Germany's response to COVID-19 with Dr. Hubertus Bardt 

With the easing of lockdown restrictions on the horizon for Australia, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball spoke with Dr. Hubertus Bardt to find out how Germany has coped with the crisis, and how their opening of the country again compares with Australia's plan.

Supporting the arts through the COVID-19 crisis | Kim Williams AM

The COVID-19 crisis has put tremendous pressure on the arts sector but Copyright Agency Chair, Kim Williams, says the sector was in need of help even before the pandemic. He spoke with CEDA CEO, Melinda Cilento, about the value of the arts to Australia's culture and economy and why government investment in this space is more important than ever. 

The lowdown: Jenny Dodd | Skills and digital education
CEO of TasTAFE, Jenny Dodd, talks with Kyl Murphy about how COVID-19 has affected the tertiary training sector and how it has pushed the conversation on digital education and skills readiness.

The lowdown: Belinda Drew | Social investment and community services
Community Services Industry Alliance CEO, Belinda Drew, talks with Kyl Murphy about how the ongoing crisis is shaping social services policy and the role of social impact investing in supporting community services.

The lowdown: Professor Caitlin Byrne | Soft power in the Asia Pacific
Director of the Griffith University Griffith Asia Institute, Professor Caitlin Byrne, discusses the events in the Asia Pacific that have been overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing importance of soft power in diplomacy. 


The Economists' Corner Podcast | Australia's housing market with Tim Lawless

The economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to have a significant impact on the Australian housing market. In this episode, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Tim Lawless (Head of Research, CoreLogic Asia Pacific), who gives valuable insights into how the market might look on the other side of COVID-19.

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.

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.




Event audio

CEDA provides audio recordings of presentations from leaders in business, industry and government at our events across Australia.