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CEDA Big Issues Project suggests a new Reform Agenda for Australia

CEDA's Big Issues project identifies major challenges for Australia over the next five to ten years. In its third year the concerns ranked highest were population growth, water and energy, all major long-term policy challenges for Australia and the world. Read more…


2013 Big Issues survey results

Results of the CEDA/Business Spectator Big Issues survey for 2013 show that priority areas for the Federal Government should be enhancing productivity, competitiveness and innovation and taxation reform. Read more…


What COVID-19 means for Australian productivity

University of Sydney United States Studies Centre Trade and Investment Program Director, Dr Stephen Kirchner, says that the COVID-19 crisis emphasises the link between Australia's global integration and productivity growth. As such, he argues that re-establishing Australia's international connectedness after the crisis should be a key priority for policymakers.  Read more…


Protecting Australian living standards

The Productivity Commission’s Shifting the dial report provides a road map to higher living standards “that should be professed by all levels of government and the Australian people over many years,” Federal Treasurer, the Hon. Scott Morrison said when launching the report at a CEDA event in Canberra. Read more…


Sir Rod Eddington on Victoria's transport challenges

Sir Rod Eddington , who also chairs Infrastructure Australia, addressed more than 400 CEDA guests in Melbourne, in a wide-ranging presentation that touched on public transport, infrastructure and the liveability of cities - in his view, all underscored by a carbon-constrained future Read more…


State of the Nation: Industry must embrace future

Transformation always occurs in the economy and it must be embraced, Federal Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon. Ian Macfarlane has told CEDA’s State of the Nation conference. Read more…


Stop the reviews - reform now

Opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin published by Business Spectator on 16 December 2013. Read more…


The economic landscape for the Australian industrial sector

Speech delivered by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin to the AIRG Anniversary Meeting 2015. Read more…


Workplace relations system not dysfunctional

Core elements of the workplace relations system such as the centralised minimum wage, National Employment Standards, awards and enterprise-level agreements are not dysfunctional and require significant regulation, Productivity Commission Chairman, Peter Harris AO has told a CEDA event in Melbourne. Read more…