Australia's public and private sectors need to have a greater focus on the workforce, security and ethical implications of the data and analytics transforming the global economy, according to CEDA’s latest Economic and Political Overview (EPO) Report.
In addition to the economic and political chapters, this year’s publication looks at how we find and access accurate information in a digital age.
The report also includes a chapter on how the change in distribution and access to information impacts political campaigns and policy making and whether longer and fixed Federal parliamentary terms might support better policy and information provision to the public.
From a business perspective, the report examines how evolving digital techniques and platforms are offering new ways for businesses to utilise big data, how data and analytics are likely to transform the global economy and the workforce, ethical and security implications of this change. All important issues for Australia’s future.
Economic overview | Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Political overview | Dr Narelle Miragliotta, Senior Lecturer, Politics, Monash University
Enter the age of analytics disruption | Dr Tim Fountaine, Partner, McKinsey and Company; and Dr Michaela Freeland, Associate Partner, McKinsey and Company
Information accuracy in the digital news age | Dr David Glance, Director, Centre for Software Practice, University of Western Australia
Four-year Parliamentary terms? | Dr Andrew Banfield, Head of School, School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University; and Harrison Miller, doctoral candidate, Australian National University.
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CEDA's 2017 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides economic and political insights and also examines where growth will come from in 2017, ongoing domestic challenges, the prospect of a weakening Australian dollar, and global risks. With the Australian Government in its eighth continuous year of substantial fiscal deficit, and the unlikelihood that promises of a return to surplus will be met, the EPO will provide a follow-up to CEDA’s major research reports of 2016, Deficit to balance: budget repair options and Australia’s economic future: agenda for growth, assessing what action remains to be taken for the Federal Budget to be returned to balance by 2018–19.
CEDA's 2016 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides economic and political insights and also examines Australian international competitiveness, challenges and opportunities for Australian businesses and sustainable productivity growth. The publication was launched in Brisbane with a series of events in capital cities across Australia during February and March. Read the EPO 2016 media release or the opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.
CEDA's 2015EPO provides economic and political forecasts and also examines funding options from the finance sector and some proposed market-based reforms and equity issues in Australia.The publication was launched in Sydney with a series of events in capital cities across Australia during February and March. Read the EPO 2015 media release or the opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.