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Central banks are losing their mojo warns prominent international economist

Radical uncertainty about the international economy and volatile capital movements are the biggest risk to the global economy, despite signs that the underlying economy is re-stabilising, a prominent international economist Dr Robert Johnson has told a CEDA audience. Read more…


Handbrake on SA economy must be released

Government must reduce the cost base of the South Australian economy to kick start it after it stalled in the last two quarters of 2012, State Opposition Leader Steven Marshall has told a CEDA forum in Adelaide. Read more…


Budget 2015: A tick for stimulus and a question mark for capacity building

Following the 2015 Federal Budget, Professor Beth Webster discusses economic stimulus for Australia's innovation system.
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Budget 2015: Why I worry about public debt

In the lead up to the 2015 Federal Budget, Dr Rodney Maddock discusses public debt and the need to reduce to deficit to insure Australia against economic crises.
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Communities are key to solving some of Australia's big problems

Following his appearance at the 2020 Economic and Political Overview launch event in Sydney, Centre for Policy Development Chair, Terry Moran AC, argues for the importance of community based approaches to providing critical services. He argues that the strength of place-based public policy solutions are a case for greater collaboration between the states and the Commonwealth.  Read more…


Competition laws need to be flexible, responsive, adaptive: Professor Ian Harper

Following the release of the Competition Policy Review Final Report, Professor Ian Harper discusses key recommendations and their implementation.
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Robb: Labor Government GFC save is a myth

The Federal Labor Government’s claim they saved Australia from the negative effects of the global financial crisis (GFC) is a myth, Federal Shadow Minister for Finance, Deregulation and Debt Reduction, Andrew Robb AO has told a CEDA audience in Melbourne. Read more…


Speech to Global Science and Technology Forum by CEDA Chief Executive

Internationally sought after, CEDA's Chief Executive, Professor the Hon Stephen Martin, spoke at the GSTF Conference in Singapore on May 21. Read more…


SWAN: Fiscal policy is not an end in itself

The unusually high Australian dollar has given the export economy a beating, leaving the government no choice but to take a softly-softly approach to rebalancing the Federal Budget, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan has told a CEDA forum in Brisbane. Read more…


Growing angst for short-term fixes: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

As the year draws to a close, CEDA's latest survey reveals the Federal Government needs to undertake a major rethink on innovation, R&D and its broad approach to education with angst growing in the community about the consequences for our long-term economic future if current policy directions are too focused on short-term fixes.
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