State of the Nation 2019

State of the Nation 2019

ACT
Sep 19
CEDA’s annual national conference – State of the Nation – brings together decision makers and leaders from government, business, industry and community organisations for an intensive day-and-a-half of in-depth discussion on policy issues impacting Australia’s future prosperity. 

Event overview



In a new term of Government, CEDA’s annual State of the Nation convenes to examine the key issues impacting Australia’s continued economic, social and environmental prosperity.
 
In its 40th year, the conference brings together the best policy minds from politics and the public service, business and industry, academia and community organisations, for open discussions with a senior cross-sector audience in Parliament House Canberra.
 
Join your peers and colleagues at what has been described in the media as “Australia’s premier policymaker conference” for an insider’s view of the new Government’s policy drivers and the factors that may impact their direction.

Please note: due to a change in Parliamentary sitting days the conference dates have been moved from August to 19-20 September.

Event presentations

Panel: Developing a long-term view for the state of our nation MP3

The Hon. Christian Porter, Federal Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations Speech | Discussion

The Hon. Paul Fletcher, Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts Speech | Discussion

The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, Chair, beyondblue and former Prime Minister of Australia Speech | Discussion

Panel: Job security in the future workforce MP3

Dr Jim Chalmers, Federal Shadow Treasurer Speech | Discussion

Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Speech | Discussion

Panel: What we want from our social compact MP3

Romilly Madew AO, Infrastructure Australia Speech | Discussion

Chris Richardson, Deloitte Access Economics Speech | Discussion

Panel: State Treasurers' Panel Speech | Discussion

Meet the keynote speakers

The Hon. Julia Gillard AC
Chair, beyondblue and former Prime Minister of Australia

Senator the Hon. Marise Payne
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

Meet the speakers

The Hon. Christian Porter
Federal Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations

The Hon. Paul Fletcher
Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

Dr Jim Chalmers
Federal Shadow Treasurer

Romilly Madew AO
Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia

Chris Richardson
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Meet the panel

Kathryn Campbell AO CSC
Secretary, Federal Department of Social Services

Nicole Dwyer
Chief Executive Officer, Workskil Australia

Sally McManus
Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions

Sam Mostyn
Chair, Citi Australia

Karen Mundine
Chief Executive Officer, Reconciliation Australia

Hassan Noura
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jordan O'Reilly
Chief Executive Officer, Hireup

The Hon. Tim Pallas
Treasurer of Victoria

The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP
NSW Treasurer

Meghan Quinn
Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomic Group, Federal Department of the Treasury

Siobhan Toohill
Group Head of Sustainability, Westpac

Meet the facilitators

Cain Beckett
Assistant Secretary, Royal Commission into Violence Abuse Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Damian Graham
Chief Investment Officer, First State Super

Professor Mark Griffin
Director, Future of Work Institute, Curtin University

Deanne Stewart
Chief Executive Officer, First State Super

Panel sessions

Developing a long-term view for the state of our nation
Thursday 19 September 9:00am
  • Sam Mostyn, Chair, Citi Australia
  • Karen Mundine, Chief Executive Officer, Reconciliation Australia
  • Meghan Quinn, Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomic Group, Federal Department of the Treasury
  • Deanne Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, First State Super
  • Additional participants to be confirmed
In a new term of government, CEDA’s State of the Nation convenes to highlight the priorities for Australia’s continued economic, social and environmental prosperity. This panel establishes the key themes of the forum and takes a long-term view on the type of nation we seek to build. 
Job security in the future workforce
Thursday 19 September 2:10pm
  • Nicole Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer, Workskil Australia
  • Professor Mark Griffin, Director, Future of Work Institute, Curtin University
  • Sally McManus, Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions
  • Hassan Noura, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Additional participants to be confirmed
Security in employment is underpinned through individuals being given the best opportunities to succeed in the workplace – the right skills, education, good management, culture and fair rewards. This session examines the range of medium and long-term challenges that we will need to confront if Australia’s workforce is to perform at its best. 
 
What we want from our social compact
Friday 20 September 9:45am
  • Cain Beckett, Assistant Secretary, Royal Commission into Violence Abuse Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
  • Kathryn Campbell AO CSC, Secretary, Federal Department of Social Services
  • Jordan O'Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, Hireup
  • Siobhan Toohill, Group Head of Sustainability, Westpac
  • Additional participants to be confirmed
CEDA’s research highlights that Australians expect a strong social compact with government in the delivery of affordable and accessible critical services that achieve quality outcomes. This session examines Australia’s social compact with government, the role of the private sector and social impact enterprises, and solutions and approaches to tackling entrenched disadvantage.
State Treasurers' Panel
Friday 20 September 12:15pm
  • Damian Graham, Chief Investment Officer, First State Super
  • The Hon. Tim Pallas, Treasurer of Victoria,
  • The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP, NSW Treasurer,
  • Additional participants to be confirmed
CEDA invites State Treasurers to share their views on the State of the Nation, outlining policy priorities in health, education, taxation, population and how the machinery of Federation is equipped to address our nation’s modern challenges.

Additional participants to be confirmed.

 

Supported by CEDA members

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Accommodation option:

Hyatt Hotel Canberra
To book online click here and use group booking code CED1, or phone 13 1234 or email reservations.pacific@hyatt.com and quote the group booking code.