2014 State of the State address

2014 State of the State address

Oct 8
CEDA is pleased to welcome The Hon. Campbell Newman MP, Premier of Queensland to present the 2014 State of the State address.


The Hon. Campbell Newman MP, Premier of Queensland

Event overview

CEDA's State of the State address in Queensland provides an annual opportunity for you and your senior colleagues and guests to hear directly from the Premier of Queensland and to discuss the strategies for Queensland's economic development.

The Queensland economy is expected to be the strongest performing in the nation in 2014-15 with a predicted growth of three per cent. Before June 2015, the current State Government will seek a mandate of their policies from the people of Queensland at the next election.

As we consider the state of the State, it is timely to reflect on the:

  • Government's draft plan to reduce Queensland's $80 billion debt down by $25 billion through the long term leasing and sale of some assets.
  • Transitioning of the Queensland economy from the investment phase of LNG projects to the production and export of LNG.
  • Government's plans to further encourage infrastructure projects, streamline government processes and increase government accountability.
  • Potential for long term economic benefit to Queensland as host of the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane this November.
  • Rate of business investment in the state and government initiatives to create Australia's most competitive business environment.
  • Competitiveness and productivity of business in Queensland.
  • Positive implications of the State Government's Economic Strategy and Action Plan: Governing for Growth.

As an independent national organisation CEDA hosts State of the State addresses across the country each year. Hear the Queensland Premier's views and discuss the forward direction for Queensland at the 2014 State of the State.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Campbell Newman MP
Premier of Queensland

Mr Newman served as Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 27 March 2004 until 3 April 2011, when he resigned to contest the state seat of Ashgrove. Mr Newman was elected as the Member for Ashgrove and Premier of Queensland on 24 March 2012.

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