Temporary migration: population and workforce

Temporary migration: population and workforce

Jul 31
CEDA’s second report for 2019 examines the effects of temporary migration on population growth, our labour market and the national economy.


Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Natasha Doherty, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Event overview

Join CEDA when we present analysis of Australia’s temporary migration program, its components, purpose, local labour market impacts and possible improvements.

CEDA identifies population as one of five priority areas for reform.  Temporary migration is a feeder to population growth, a skilled workforce and key sectors of the economy.  Moving from episodic debate to strategic and sustainable frameworks that manage immigration, population growth and settlement will provide our cities, regions and people with a framework for future growth.

For a preview of the report, watch CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento give a brief rundown of Effects of temporary migration. Watch the video here.

Event presentations

Jarrod Ball, CEDA MP3 | PDF

Natasha Doherty, Deloitte Access Economics MP3 | PDF

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

Jarrod Ball
Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in 2017 with over 15 years of experience as an economist across the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia, in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod also worked in the Federal Government and was a lead adviser on microeconomic reform for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. He is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy and the Melbourne Economic Forum. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts from the University of Southern Queensland.

Natasha Doherty
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Natasha and Deloitte recently identified the $250 million dividend available to Queensland if the skills and experience of migrants and refugees are better utilised.  Natasha currently works across the public sector and has led a number of evaluations for Commonwealth and state based reforms across health, community services, funding reform and the innovation agenda.

Supported by CEDA members

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