State of the Nation Highlights

All panel discussions from this year's State of the Nation are now available on our YouTube page.

International affairs

Australia's place in the world

CEDA released a research report in November 2017 which considered the economic effects felt in Australia from policy decisions which emerge from geopolitical events.

Do political events in Europe, military tensions in Asia, and policies pursued by the Trump administration herald a structural change in the global policy environment?

Are the norms, standards and institutions that Australia relies on to maintain global relations under challenge?

This research considers the implications for Australia from these actual and potential global shifts:

  • in trade and investment;
  • in security; and
  • in governance and institutions.


CEDA contribution, chapters and authors

CEDA overview | Diane Smith-Gander, Board member, CEDA

Global Economy | Chapter 1.1: The international trade inflexion - how serious is it?
Alan Oxley, Principal, ITS Global

Australia in the global economy | Professor Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide

Are Australian responses to the change in global security adequate? | Professor Michael Wesley, Professor of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

Are Australia's responses to cyber security adequate? | Professor Greg Austin, Professor at the Centre for Cyber Security, University of New South Wales Canberra and Professorial Fellow, EastWest Institute

Are global governance structures still working? | Associate Professor Wesley Widmaier, Associate Professor of Political Science, Griffith University

The future of global governance | John W.H  Denton, Partner and CEO, Corrs Chambers Westgarth