The lowdown


Listen to The lowdown where we hear 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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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. 

Sinead Hourigan | workforce and surpises 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. 


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.

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.

Professor Caitlin Byrne, Director of the Griffith University Griffith Asia Institute

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.