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Australian results: World Competitiveness Yearbook (2013)

In 2013, Australia moved further down the world competitiveness rankings from 15 to 16. The World Competitiveness Yearbook surveys 60 countries on over 300 individual criteria rankings grouped into four competitiveness factors. Read more…


Six reasons why corporate tax reform in Australia is hard

The World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019 has pointed to corporate tax as a weakness in Australia’s global competitiveness. Grant Wardell-Johnson writes that while corporate tax reform is needed, achieving it won’t be easy.  Read more…


Time to recognise and support Australia's industry-university partnerships

Industry-university collaboration has long been recognised as fundamental to an innovative economy. But is Australia as poor as portrayed? Dr Peter Binks provides a new perspective, based on Australia’s ranking in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019 and Business Higher Education Roundtable's (HERT) two decades of awards.

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What makes Singapore the most competitive country in the world?

Singapore's top ranking in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019 is no surprise, writes Mukund Narayanamurti. The city state's competitiveness is due to its open economy, world-class talent and innovation ecosystem and much can be learned from Singapore's pursuit of excellence.   Read more…


Winning in manufacturing requires a new game plan

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Chair Andrew Stevens looks at why we are still using the old "manufacturing rule book" when these rules no longer apply as manufacturing enters the world of robotics, machine learning and big data. Read more…


World class Australian innovation needs a globally mobile workforce

To coincide with CEDA's research report Effects of temporary migration, CSL Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Andrew Cuthbertson AO discusses the importance of temporary migrants to their unique workforce and Australia's global competitiveness. Read more…


Curtis Island projects to put Queensland on the map as a reliable supplier of LNG

"LNG (liquefied natural gas) is an incredibly important commodity and will be increasingly so into the future," Santos, Queensland Vice President, Trevor Brown told a CEDA audience in Brisbane. Read more…


Outsourcing – the job creator

The only thing that creates over 95 per cent of all jobs is outsourcing, IBISWorld and Ruthven Institute Founder and Director, Phil Ruthven AM told a CEDA audience in Sydney. Read more…


State of the Nation: Services key to international competitiveness

Australia’s national prosperity - the challenges, the response, and the opportunities were outlined by the Federal Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey at CEDA’s 2015 State of the Nation conference. Read more…


The race to embrace innovation

We’re now in what’s been calculated as a US$1.6 trillion per annum global innovation race, where the rate of investment in new technologies is increasing every year, Innovation and Science Australia Chair, Bill Ferris AC said at the CEDA New South Wales innovation and disruption event. Read more…