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 | Vivian Graubard, Senior Advisor for Public Interest Technology, New America​

Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and New America's Vivian Graubard as they discuss using public interest technology to create simple but practical tech solutions, the ability to address systematic inequality through technology, and the difficult process of earning the trust of users.

The Economists' Corner | Martin Haese, CEO of Business SA​

Join CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball and Martin Haese, CEO of Business SA as they discuss how regional economies in SA are finding success as a result of the pandemic, how supply chains behind the scenes have been affected, and how the SA and federal governments have done in response to  COVID.

The Greater Good | Dr Katherine Gibney, Doherty Institute infectious diseases physician and medical epidemiologist​

In this episode of The Greater Good, CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento is joined by Dr Katherine Gibney of the Doherty Institute to talk about how Australia has handled COVID, what we should be doing that we aren't, and what the next six months looks like for us.

The Economists' Corner | Jane Hunt, CEO of The Front Project

In today's episode, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by The Front Project CEO Jane Hunt to talk about the profound impact COVID has had on the early childhood education sector, how families are coping with the crisis, and what Australia can do to make sure all young children can get access to the education they need.

The Economists' Corner | David Knox, Senior Partner at Mercer and Senior Actuary for Australia​

Join CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball and Mercer Senior Partner David Knox as they discuss the superannuation sector during the crisis, what a future retirement income system could look like, and how the crisis has created an opportunity for better engagement with super members.

The Economists' Corner | John Nicolaou, Executive Director, Acil Allen Consulting

In today's episode, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Acil Allen Consulting Executive Director,  John Nicolaou, to discuss the hard border closure in WA, the resilience of the mining sector and the stability it provides the state, and how the tourism industry is adapting to the pandemic.

The Greater Good | Adrian Turner, CEO, Minderoo Fire Fund​

In today's episode, CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento is joined by Minderoo Fire Fund CEO, Adrian Turner. Minderoo Foundation has committed AU$70 million to rebuild communities, revitalise local economies and develop a long-term blueprint for wildfire and disaster resilience.

The Economists' Corner | Joseph Minarik, Director of Research at the Committee of Economic Development​

Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball as they chat with Joseph Minarik, Director of Research at the organisation CEDA was inspired by, the Committee for Economic Development (CED). In today's discussion, Joseph speaks about the constantly changing attitudes towards the virus in the US, the difficulties that come with health care issues becoming highly politicised, and what this means for a country heading into what might be the most important election in US history.

The Greater Good | Andrew Wear, Author of Solved!: How other countries have cracked...

In this episode CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Andrew Wear, author of 'Solved!: How other countries have cracked the world's biggest problems and we can too' to speak about how we can look to other countries for solutions to the problems Australia faces, and whether or not our cities will be able to bounce back from COVID.

The Greater Good | Dr. Peter Davidson, Principal Advisor, ACOSS​

In this episode of The Greater Good, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Dr. Peter Davidson of ACOSS to discuss the implications of a lowered Jobseeker rate,  the impacts on the unemployment rate for the foreseeable future,  and what can be done to avoid the economy falling further than is already expected.

The Greater Good | Judy Slatyer, Australian Red Cross and James Deverell, CSIRO​

CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento is joined by Judy Slatyer, CEO Australian Red Cross and James Deverell, Director of CSIRO Futures to discuss the Australian National Outlook, making the COVID-19 recovery more inclusive, and how the Australian economy can become more adaptable and resilient.

The Economists' Corner | Peter Harris AO, CEO of the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission

The aviation industry was one of the first hit by the COVID-19 crisis, leading to a range of flow on effects impacting everything from tourism to labour mobility. Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and Peter Harris AO as they speak on the short and long term impacts on the aviation industry, and whether or not a short term domestic tourism boost will be enough to sustain the sector through the crisis.

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. 





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