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Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development

CEDA's research report explores how we can realise better social and economic outcomes for Australians in the decades to come.

Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development is a pivotal document aimed at recalibrating the priorities for economic development to secure future progress that is tangible and relatable to the Australian community in line with the findings from CEDA’s report on community attitudes to economic growth.

Australia needs to fundamentally reframe its policy approach. Ad hoc and set and forget approaches to policy will not deliver what we need in the future.

Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development is a pivotal document aimed at recalibrating the priorities for economic development to secure future progress that is tangible and relatable to the Australian community in line with the findings from CEDA’s report on community attitudes to economic growth.

This report seeks to address:

  • How Australia has progressed and a snapshot of how Australians’ lives have been made better by economic growth;
  • Factors that have contributed to Australia’s sustained progress and where we have fallen short;
  • Priorities for making peoples’ lives better in the future.

Report contributions

This report includes contributions from:

  • Hugh Bradlow, President, Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering
  • Peter Coleman , CEO and Managing Director, Woodside Energy
  • Andrew Dettmer, President, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union
  • Professor Atilla Brungs, Vice Chancellor & President, University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr Liz Allen, Demographer, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
  • Philip Davies , Chair, Australian Logistics Council
  • Professor Anne Tiernan, Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School & Jerath Head , Research Assistant, Policy Innovation Hub
  • Melina Morrison, CEO, Business Council of Cooperatives & Mutuals
  • Professor Joe Graffam, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Deakin University & Jenny Crosbie, Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • James van Smeerdijk, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Evan Rawstron, Partner, Health Ageing and Human Services, KPMG
  • Steven Casey, Partner, Policy, Programs and Evaluations, KPMG

Report launch and release events

Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development was launched in Sydney on 12 November 2018, with CEDA events following in Adelaide on 13 November, Brisbane on 27 November, Melbourne on 10 December 2018 and at a Member event in Perth on 4 December 2018.

Report launch and discussion