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COVID-19: Real-time economic data is in high demand but short supply

As policy makers scramble to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, CEDA Chief Economist, Jarrod Ball, argues that with more access to relevant data and smarter use of the data already available, we could better anticipate events and quickly assess the effectiveness of our policy responses.
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Time to ditch broadband clunker: Michael Porter's AFR op-ed

Australia must not allow the national broadband network to destroy its hood name for economic management, writes Dr Michael Porter in the Australian Financial Review. Read more…


Australia Post CEO optimistic about future of work despite workforce and technological challenges

Speaking at a CEDA event in Perth, Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate said that the biggest challenge of running Australia Post is thinking about the future of the workforce. Read more…


Australia’s ingredients for success in AI are perishable

Australia has all the ingredients to build and develop the next generation of tools and AI based systems that we can export. It is a digital export opportunity for the country, Data61 Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Turner, told a CEDA audience in Sydney. Read more…


Australian data, privacy laws out of date

Privacy is not a new issue, but I think it is fair to say with digital platforms it has been completely turbo-charged, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has told CEDA at an event in Perth. Read more…


Australia's digital competitiveness slips

Australia has slipped one place to 14 in a global ranking of the digital competitiveness of 63 nations released today, with key weaknesses including business agility, tech skills and communications. Read more…


Automation a win-win scenario for Australia

There is a win-win scenario possible for Australia, where we capture the benefits of automation for the country as a whole, and also ensure that those benefits are broadly shared across the Australian workforce, McKinsey & Company Associate Partner, Hassan Noura told a CEDA audience in Melbourne. Read more…


Business must play a social role in communities

“A lot of companies have CSRs – corporate social responsibilities…It’s a good combination of words: responsibility is good, social is good, but what it stands for is being used the wrong way in so many different places. It’s used as a check-box,” Chobani Founder and Chief Executive Officer Hamdi Ulukaya has told a CEDA audience in Sydney. Read more…


Call for tertiary sector to gear toward University 4.0

In order to survive the pace of digital change, tertiary institutions need to embrace “University 4.0” to maintain relevance to prospective students, La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor John Dewar has told a CEDA audience in Melbourne. Read more…


Empowering consumers in the new economy

The digital economy provides both enormous opportunities as well as some risks for consumers, according to panellists discussing the empowerment of consumers at CEDA’s State of the Nation conference. Read more…