Tackling entrenched disadvantage - new approaches

Tackling entrenched disadvantage - new approaches

Nov 13
CEDA’s forthcoming report Disrupting disadvantage: setting the scene will highlight how Australia can make inroads to break the cycle of entrenched disadvantage at an early stage.


Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Professor Ingrid Burkett, Co-Director, Yunus Centre, Griffith University
Matthew Cox, Executive Director, Logan Together

Event overview

The tools and programs designed to alleviate entrenched disadvantage are poorly coordinated, hard to navigate and ill-equipped to reduce the proportion of disadvantaged Australians.
When CEDA’s final report for 2019, Disrupting disadvantage: setting the scene is released in Queensland you’ll hear a different approach – a focus on the enablers of better policy and programs to create communities and a future in which all Australians experience prosperity.
Join CEDA’s audience for a discussion of:

  • The most critical shortcomings in the current suite of systems;
  • A review of the supports, policies and programs for those living in entrenched disadvantage; and
  • How to more effectively lift people out of entrenched disadvantage.
 This is the first of three forthcoming CEDA reports focussing on addressing entrenched disadvantage.

Event presentations

Jarrod Ball, CEDA MP3 | PDF

Professor Ingrid Burkett, Griffith University MP3 | PDF

Matthew Cox, Logan Together MP3 

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.

Professor Ingrid Burkett
Co-Director, Yunus Centre, Griffith University

As Co-Director of Yunus Centre, Ingrid’s role focuses on strategies that equip people with the knowledge, capacity and opportunities to innovate and create social impact through business with a particular focus on how total societal impact can be created through new models of innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise. Ingrid has worked in the community, government and private sectors for the past two decades and believes each of those sectors has a valuable role to play in social innovation.

Matthew Cox
Executive Director, Logan Together

Matthew leads collaboration between community, industry and governments that improves the lives of young children and sets them up for successful futures. He is a member of the Logan City of Choice Leadership Team, currently its co-chair and has previously worked with the Australian Red Cross leading human services and community and economic development programs in Queensland.

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