Economic and Political Outlook 2021

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Policy Snacks | Australia's Fiscal Cliff

Welcome to the first episode of CEDA’s Policy Snacks podcast, a series of bite-sized explainers about today’s big policy ideas.

In today's episode, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by CEDA Senior Economist Melissa Wilson to take a closer look at Australia's looming fiscal cliff, and what can be done to avoid going over it.

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The Economists' Corner | Hans Westerbeek, Professor of International Sport Business and Head of Sport Business Insights Group, Victoria University

From the Olympics to Formula 1, from cricket to the NBA, no major sport has been untouched by this pandemic. And while they’re trying to be COVID-safe, that looks different for each sport and not everyone has got it right.

In today's episode, CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball are joined by Hans Westerbeek, Professor of International Sport Business and Head of Sport Business Insights Group, Victoria University to take a deep dive into sport, money and COVID-19 to find out how the business and economics of sport look in the new COVID normal.

**This episode was recorded prior to Victoria's Feb 12th 5-day snap lockdown

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The Greater Good | Linda Scott, President of the Australian and NSW local government associations and City of Sydney Councillor

It’s been a year since the summer of bushfires that devastated much of the east coast of Australia, and 10 years since the Queensland floods. But still we hear of homes being rebuilt, and even new homes going up in disaster-prone areas.

Is Australia doing enough to prevent the loss of lives, homes, and livelihoods caused by the rise in extreme weather events?

In today's episode, CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento is joined by President of the Australian and NSW local government associations and City of Sydney Councillor Linda Scott to discuss the role local councils play in responding to and planning for extreme weather and natural disasters. It’s the first episode in a series that looks at climate and disaster resilience.


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The Economists' Corner | Sarah Hunter, Chief Economist, BIS Oxford Economics

CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Sarah Hunter, Chief Economist at BIS Oxford Economics to discuss the state of the Australian economy, how households are still exercising caution with their savings, what the labour market is likely to look like in 2021, JobKeeper and JobSeeker, and an underlying sense of optimism despite economic uncertainty.

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