2019 State of the State in Tasmania

2019 State of the State in Tasmania

Oct 21
CEDA welcomes Premier of Tasmania, the Hon. Will Hodgman, to deliver the 2019 State of the State address.


The Hon. Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania

Event overview

Join CEDA and Premier Hodgman for new insights into the State’s priorities and how they will impact your organisation in the year ahead.

The State of the State address is held in Australian capital cities, with a major keynote economic address by the Premier.

Event presentations

The Hon. Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Will Hodgman MP
Premier of Tasmania

Will Hodgman is Tasmania's 45th Premier. Will was born and educated in Hobart, Tasmania. He graduated in Arts and Law at the University of Tasmania in 1993 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1994. In 1995, Will worked in the United Kingdom with the Wiltshire County Council, prosecuting cases of child abuse and neglect. He entered Parliament in 2002 and became Leader of the Liberal Party and State Opposition in 2006.

Meet the host

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda is a company director, economist and experienced senior executive. She is a non-executive director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors. She was previously a Non-Executive Director with Woodside Petroleum, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.

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Public event advice – Coronavirus

We at CEDA are proud to regularly convene and engage speakers and audiences as an essential element of our efforts to broaden discussion and debate of the most important policy issues facing Australia. In doing so, our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

With that in mind, CEDA has postponed all public events until 31 May 2020. However CEDA remains true to its purpose of providing platforms to inform and promote debate of critical issues and driving policy solutions and will continue critical discussions for Australia’s economic, social and environmental development through a digital events program including exclusive livestreams, podcasts and video.

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