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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 | Steven Persson, CEO, The Big Issue and Homes for Homes

Join CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball and Steven Persson, CEO of The Big Issue and Homes for Homes as they chat about how The Big Issue has been coping since COVID, how the pandemic has brought social housing and homelessness to the forefront of people's thinking, the need to develop a suite of long term solutions to poverty that resonate within the community, and how the government is tracking with social housing.

The Economists' Corner | NSW Budget with NSW Chief Economist, Stephen Walters and ANZ Senior Economist, Cherelle Murphy​

Join CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball, NSW Chief Economist Stephen Walters, and ANZ Senior Economist Cherelle Murphy as they discuss how NSW is dealing with the first deficit in a decade, the management of COVID clusters keeping NSW open, the phasing out of stamp duty, social housing, and the measures in place for women in the NSW budget.

The Greater Good | Dr. Paul Williams, Senior Lecturer at Griffith University's School of Humanities​

In today's episode, CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento is joined by Dr. Paul Williams of Griffith University to discuss Labor's unexpected election win in Queensland, how the economy in the Sunshine State is holding up through the pandemic, and how the state is feeling about climate change policy. 

The Economists' Corner | Namali Mackay and Peter Horn of Austrade​

In this episode of The Economists' Corner, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Namali Mackay and Peter Horn of Austrade in a discussion about how trade is holding up in the UK and Europe, climate change's impact on trade deals, Australia's economic dependence on China, and the global impacts of the US election.

The Economists' Corner | Wendy Edelberg, Director of The Hamilton Project and Senior Fellow in Economic Studies...

Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and the Brookings Institution's Wendy Edelberg for a discussion on how the US government has handled COVID and the economy, what fiscal policy should be put into place to help things return to normal more quickly, and how things are looking in the face of the election.

The Economists' Corner | Housing with Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ and Professor Chris Leishman​

In today's episode, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Curtin University’s Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ and University of Adelaide’s Professor Chris Leishman to discuss how COVID has changed the conversation around housing policy, housing construction's effectiveness as a stimulus tool, tax reform, and social housing.

The Greater Good | 60 Years of CEDA with Professor John Nieuwenhuysen AM and Professor Neil Warren​

CEDA's inaugural meeting was on Oct 21st, 1960. 60 years later, CEDA's CEO Melinda Cilento is joined by past CEDA research directors to talk about the work they did and how it helped shape the CEDA of today.

The Economists' Corner | Cassandra Winzar, Senior Economist, CEDA​

CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball welcomes CEDA's new Senior Economist Cassandra Winzar to talk a little about her background, how WA is coping economically through the pandemic, and how the recent WA state budget looks.

The Economist's Corner | Post-Budget Predictions

Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento in a discussion focusing on the federal budget, missed opportunities, immigration, business uncertainty, the pink/youth recession, and predictions for how the budget will play out over the next seven months.

Melinda is joined by a panel of leading economists:

Jo Masters, EY Oceania Chief Economist
Paul Bloxham, Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC Australia
Nicki Hutley, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

The Greater Good | Youth perspectives on the federal budget

In today's episode of The Greater Good, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Cindy Chen, a year 12 student from Wesley College studying economics, and Sonia Arakkal, Co-founder of Think Forward.

Australia's youth has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, so it's vital to ensure that the voices of our future generations are heard and taken into consideration when making policy decisions. This episode covers the budget's approach to climate change, tax cuts missing the mark for young Australians, long term tax reform, Jobmaker and Jobseeker, and a sense of optimism despite the state of the economy.

The Economists' Corner | Pre-Budget Predictions

Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento in a discussion focusing on the upcoming federal budget, balancing near term and long term budget objectives, tax reform, and predictions for the year ahead.

Melinda is joined by a panel of leading economists:

Jo Masters, EY Oceania Chief Economist
Paul Bloxham, Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC Australia
Nicki Hutley, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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