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A make or break year for Australia business

Unsurprisingly, this year’s annual CEO survey by PwC shows a marked drop in CEO confidence around the prospect for growth, not just in their own business but in the economy as a whole.
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Are disadvantaged young Australians at risk of being excluded from future jobs?

Disadvantaged young Australians are at risk of being left behind in the future economy, writes The Smith Family CEO, Dr Lisa O'Brien. Read more…


Australia and India: Navigating from potential to delivery

Following the launch of An India Economic Strategy to 2035: Navigating from potential to delivery on the CEDA stage, the report's author, University of Queensland Chancellor Peter Varghese AO, outlines the ambitious plan to unlock economic opportunities for Australia from India’s growth.  Read more…


Budget 2018: It's all good for now

The 2018 Federal Budget contains some positive measures with widespread benefits writes PwC Chief Executive Officer Luke Sayers in this analysis.  Read more…


Budget 2019: A delicate balancing act

With the federal Government expected to deliver a Budget surplus in the coming days, Jeremy Thorpe asks if it is enough to convince the public that the economy is in good shape.  Read more…


Building a fairer Australia after COVID-19

Logan Together Director, Matthew Cox; University of Queensland Institute for Social Science Research Professor, Tim Reddel; and public purpose strategy consultant Michael Hogan, write that the COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to 'build back better', creating a more equitable Australia by focusing on place-based solutions to societal disadvantage. Read more…


Cost of living prominent in SA election

South Australia's election will likely be fought over high energy costs, the state of the health sector and hospitals and cost of living issues. Michael O'Neil examines the economic and social priorities for an incoming government.  Read more…


COVID-19 crisis: How temporary migrants are being left behind

CEDA Senior Economist, Gabriela D'Souza, says that the COVID-19 crisis has left thousands of temporary migrants in limbo. She argues we need a strong policy response to give certainty and security to Australia's migrant population.  Read more…


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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Education inequality is costing Australia billions

The Public Education Foundation estimates that educational inequality is costing Australia billions. Executive Director David Hetherington explains, costs will continue to climb as Australia's most disadvantaged students fall further behind.  Read more…