2019 research agenda


In 2019, CEDA's research agenda will look at the federal government's budget ahead of the election, the effects of temporary migration, innovative approaches to break the cycle of entrenched disadvantage and the pulse of Australian businesses.

Sustainable budgets: underwriting Australia’s social compact
Critical services | Institutions

This report will provide a preview of the long-term fiscal pressures Australian governments face and outline the long-term shifts that Australia will need to make to expenditure programs, the tax base and budget transparency to address these pressures. 

Effects of temporary migration
Workforce | Populations

This research report will interrogate data to better understand the role that migrants, specifically temporary migrants, play in Australia’s economy. It will provide key insights on how the Australian Government could enhance its approach to temporary migration policy ensuring the stability of the program in the years to come.

Company Pulse
Technology and data | Workforce | Population | Critical services | Institutions

In 2018, CEDA commissioned its first ever nation-wide survey of community attitudes to economic growth and development. In 2019, CEDA will take the pulse of Australian business, to better understand community expectations of business; and the challenges facing business leaders.

New approaches to overcoming entrenched disadvantage
Technology and data |  Workforce | Critical services | Institutions

Building on its 2015 report into entrenched disadvantage and 2018 report into inequality, CEDA will explore how Australia can adopt innovative new approaches to breaking the cycle of entrenched disadvantage.

CEDA's policy stack

In 2018 CEDA identified its policy stack - technology and data; workplace, workforce and collaboration; population; critical services and institutions. These are issues and areas in which CEDA believes it can play an important role in advancing reforms that will drive progress and connect people to it and will be the focus of CEDA's research and advocacy. Learn more here.