Media attendance at CEDA events


Media attendance

CEDA welcomes media interest and engagement in the important public policy forums and debates held by CEDA across Australia. To attend a CEDA event, please contact your local CEDA office. In order to gain entry to a CEDA event, media must sign in and present identification to CEDA staff at the registration desk at the event.

CEDA makes every effort to ensure media can attend its events and make use of speakers' contributions. In most cases we produce audio MP3 files. For many events we also provide splitter boxes.

Please note that CEDA reserves the right to close events to media, or to impose the Chatham House Rule (see below).

Please check the media status of events with your local CEDA office. To be notified about events in advance, please email CEDA.

Media questions

Speakers may make time before or after their speech for media interviews or doorstops, and CEDA will try to facilitate this. Please ask ahead of time if you would like to interview a speaker or CEDA spokesperson.

Media are asked not to question speakers during the event Q&A period, which is generally reserved for CEDA members and their guests. Media who are guests of paying attendees are permitted to ask questions. However, please note that all questions from the floor are taken at the discretion of the chair and must relate to the event topic.

Chatham House Rule

Some CEDA meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule (CEDA Trustee Boardroom Briefings are generally Chatham House Rule) which is used throughout the world as an aid to free discussion – an important aim of CEDA. These events are closed to media. Please note that very rarely CEDA public events may be closed to the media, generally on the speaker’s request.

Need a spokesperson?

CEDA's Chief Executive, Melinda Cilento, is available to speak about CEDA's research and events program. Please contact us for more information.

Media contact

Roxanne Punton

Director, External Affairs

Phone: 03 9652 8424
Mobile: 0409 532 287
Fax: 03 9640 0849

Eleanor Green

Media and Communications Advisor

Phone: 03 9652 8412
Mobile: 0408 375 600
Fax: 03 9640 0849

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