EPO 2018



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CEDA's EPO is Australia's premier publication and series of briefings on the Australian economy and politics for the year ahead.
Download 2018 EPO report
Read media release: data explosion changing Australia’s economy, policy makers urged to be on front foot

In addition to the economic and political chapters, this year’s publication looks at how we find and access accurate information in a digital age.

The report also includes a chapter on how the change in distribution and access to information impacts political campaigns and policy making and whether longer and fixed Federal parliamentary terms might support better policy and information provision to the public.

From a business perspective, the report examines how evolving digital techniques and platforms are offering new ways for businesses to utilise big data, how data and analytics are likely to transform the global economy and the workforce, ethical and security implications of this change. All important issues for Australia’s future. 

Chapters and authors

Economic overview
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Political overview
Dr Narelle Miragliotta, Senior Lecturer, Politics, Monash University

Enter the age of analytics disruption
Dr Tim Fountaine, Partner, McKinsey and Company; and Dr Michaela Freeland, Associate Partner, McKinsey and Company

Information accuracy in the digital news age
Dr David Glance, Director, Centre for Software Practice, University of Western Australia

Four-year Parliamentary terms?
Dr Andrew Banfield, Head of School, School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University; and Harrison Miller, doctoral candidate, Australian National University.

2018 events and highlights

The report was launched in Brisbane with events following across Australia.   

Brisbane | 16 February 2018
Worry over wages growth raised at EPO launch

 Canberra | 16 February 2018
 Good process missing from policy reform
 

Hobart | 19 February 2018
Tasmanian Treasurers call for costed promises ahead of election
 

Adelaide | 21 February 2018 
State election debate

Melbourne | 23 February 2018 
Public Private Partnerships driving Victorian jobs growth: Pallas
 
Perth | 27 February 2018
International education: WA playing catch up but opportunity is there 
Townsville | 23 February 2018 
 
Darwin | 8 March 2018
Sydney | 13 March 2018  
 

Past EPOs

Economic and Political Overview 2017

CEDA's 2017 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides economic and political insights and also examines where growth will come from in 2017, ongoing domestic challenges, the prospect of a weakening Australian dollar, and global risks. With the Australian Government in its eighth continuous year of substantial fiscal deficit, and the unlikelihood that promises of a return to surplus will be met, the EPO  will provide a follow-up to CEDA’s major research reports of 2016, Deficit to balance: budget repair options and Australia’s economic future: agenda for growth, assessing what action remains to be taken for the Federal Budget to be returned to balance by 2018–19. Download EPO 2017 publication

 

Economic and Political Overview 2016

CEDA's 2016 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides economic and political insights and also examines Australian international competitiveness, challenges and opportunities for Australian businesses and sustainable productivity growth. The publication was launched in Brisbane with a series of events in capital cities across Australia during February and March. Read the EPO 2016 media release or the opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.  Click here to download pdf copy of the EPO 2016
 

Economic and Political Overview 2015

CEDA's 2015EPO provides economic and political forecasts and also examines funding options from the finance sector and some proposed market-based reforms and equity issues in Australia.The publication was launched in Sydney with a series of events in capital cities across Australia during February and March. Read the EPO 2015 media release or the opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.  Click here to download pdf copy of the EPO 2015



See our archive of EPOs from previous years.  

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