Community attitudes to economic growth and development

Community attitudes to economic growth and development

Jul 20
CEDA is pleased to present new Queensland insights from our nation-wide analysis of community attitudes to economic growth and development.


Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Mark Henley, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Council of Social Service
Professor Anne Tiernan, Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School

Event overview

If Australia is to regain momentum for broad-based economic reform, then better understanding what the community really cares about is a vital first step.

CEDA will release Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect, results from significant national polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy. At this event new data will be presented to provide an in depth look at attitudes in Queensland.

After 26 years of uninterrupted economic growth, how satisfied are Australians with their current circumstances? And what do they see as the most important steps that government, business and the community can take in making future economic growth meaningful to them?

Recent election results around the world have demonstrated the importance of economic and political agendas that connect with the aspirations and interests of the wider community.

Attend this event to hear expert discussion on the implications for policy, politics, business and the community sector. 

CEDA will hold a boardroom briefing (invitation only) presenting this research in Cairns on Thursday 19 July 2018.

Meet the speaker

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda Cilento is an economist, experienced executive and company director. She has served as a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission, in senior roles in Federal Treasury and as Chief Economist and Deputy CEO at the Business Council of Australia.

Meet the panel

Mark Henley
Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Council of Social Service

Mark leads work for social change and the elimination of poverty and disadvantage across Queensland. He has over 25 years’ experience in community services and is Deputy Chair of the Queensland Plan Ambassadors Council, advocating for the implementation of the plan to deliver prosperous communities for the future.

Professor Anne Tiernan
Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School

Few are as qualified as Anne to interpret the implications of community attitudes and expectations for politics and policy makers.  She has consulted to and worked with Ministers and senior officials at all levels of government and long been at the fore of research and education in public policy, administration and governance.

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