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Constitutional recognition important part of inclusion: Fred Chaney

Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution is an important step towards an inclusive Australian society, Reconciliation Australia, Director and Desert Knowledge Australia, Chair, Hon. Fred Chaney AO told a CEDA audience in Perth. Read more…


Minister Ferguson launches the National Long-Term Tourism Strategy

The Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Martin Ferguson AM MP, launched the National Long-Term Tourism Strategy at a breakfast in Perth hosted by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) on 15 December 2009. Read more…


NAB and Woodside chairman says education and innovation are vital for economic growth

National Australia Bank and Woodside Petroleum Chairman Michael Chaney has told a CEDA audience in Perth that the long election campaign has caused a “perfect storm” for consumer confidence and growth of the Australian economy. Read more…


Perth requires urgent investment in transport networks

Perth’s needs a significant increase in road networks, expansion of the reach and efficiency of public transport, and transport networks for other users such as cycling, RAC of WA, Executive General Manager of Advocacy and Member Benefits, Patrick Walker has told a CEDA audience in Perth. Read more…


Public school principals must have autonomy to compete with private schools

Public schools must become like private schools with autonomy for principals to tailor their schools to local needs if Australia is to reverse the decline of the public school system, a CEDA forum in Adelaide has heard. Read more…


There are no outstanding political leaders today: Bob Hawke

Former prime minister Bob Hawke has criticised current political leaders while speaking at the West Australian launch of CEDA’s latest publication, Setting Public Policy. Read more…


WA: Opportunity to pioneer new food and energy production systems

Western Australia has the potential to become the Saudi Arabia of the 21st century, replacing Australia's oil imports of $40 billion per annum with algae oil produced in an area the size of a sheep station, a CEDA forum has heard in Perth. Read more…


ABC interview with economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs

World renowned economist and senior UN advisor, Professor Jeffrey Sachs spoke with ABC's Ticky Fullerton on sustainable development in an extended interview just prior to speaking to CEDA trustees at an event in Perth. Read more…


Ageing population and affordability changing housing

Demographic changes and affordability issues are affecting housing demand, LandCorp Chief Executive Officer, Frank Marra has told a CEDA audience. Read more…


Attracting women into STEM

Stereotypes that pervade for our young girls is that tech whizzes are the Zuckerberg’s, gaming is for guys and coding is for geeks Microsoft Australia Managing Director, Pip Marlow has told a CEDA audience in Perth. Read more…


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