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Events policy


Safety at CEDA events: COVID-19 event advice

For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all CEDA guests, staff and participants, CEDA has the following conditions of entry to CEDA events.

Your safety, and that of CEDA and venue staff is paramount. CEDA has worked with venues to ensure that social distancing can be maintained and facilities and equipment have been properly sanitised. Attendance numbers adhere to government guidelines.

In line with government advice we request people that are unwell with cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms do not attend CEDA events. We also ask that you follow government advice and maintain social distancing by refraining from shaking hands or exchanging physical greetings, and wherever possible, staying at least 1.5 metres away from others.

Please consider if additional bags/coats/umbrellas that would typically be placed in cloakroom facilities are necessary to reduce contact points with venue staff.

Low touchpoint registration using QR scanning from your mobile device form part of the new event registration process eliminating the need for name tags.

 CEDA will continue to closely monitor government advice regarding public gatherings and act on relevant health advice from the Australian government in relation to COVID-19.

Conditions of entry

  • Attendees may be requested to present their bags for inspection;
  • CEDA may require bags/coats/umbrellas to be checked into cloakroom facilities. Please consider what items you bring to CEDA events that may require cloaking, to reduce contact with venue staff;
  • Attendees shall not bring with them items which may have the potential to cause injury or nuisance;
  • Attendees cannot distribute unauthorised materials inside or outside the event room;
  • CEDA may require a person’s proof of identity;
  • CEDA may refuse entry or remove from the room any unauthorised person;
  • CEDA may refuse entry or remove from the room any person who is intoxicated or disorderly; and
  • Attendees causing a disturbance or refusing to comply with requests from CEDA staff or contractors will be removed from the room and may be denied entry to future CEDA events.

CEDA reserves the right to change the above conditions of attendance at any time. Please refer to CEDA’s website for any changes. By paying your attendance fees you have agreed to abide by CEDA’s conditions of entry.

Media access to interactive livestreams

In order to gain access to the CEDA livestream, media must register. You will then receive a complimentary link to the stream.

Please note that this link is not to be distributed, and the stream footage is not to be broadcast without permission from CEDA.

Journalists are permitted to ask questions via the Q&A portal located on the livestream page.

If media wish to interview the speakers, please include this request in your registration email.

To register and gain access to a livestream, please contact us.

Media attendance for CEDA events

CEDA welcomes media interest and engagement in the important public policy forums and debates held by CEDA across Australia.  Please check the media status of events with our events team. To attend a CEDA event, please contact our events team. 

In order to gain entry to a CEDA event, media must sign in and present identification to CEDA staff at the registration desk at the event.

CEDA makes every effort to ensure media can attend its events and make use of speakers' contributions. In most cases we produce audio MP3 files. For many events we also provide splitter boxes.

Please note that CEDA reserves the right to close events to media, or to impose the Chatham House Rule (see below).

To be notified about events in advance, please email CEDA.

Media questions

Speakers may make time before or after their speech for interviews or doorstops, and CEDA will try to facilitate this. Please ask us ahead of time if you would like to interview a speaker or CEDA spokesperson.

During Q&A priority is given to paying guests. However, journalists are permitted to ask questions, if time permits and with speaker permission. All questions from the floor are taken at the discretion of the chair and must relate to the event topic.

Chatham House Rule

Some CEDA meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule (CEDA Trustee Boardroom Briefings and Virtual Roundtables are generally Chatham House Rule) which is used throughout the world as an aid to free discussion – an important aim of CEDA. These events are closed to media. Please note that very rarely CEDA public events may be closed to the media, generally on the speaker’s request.

Need a spokesperson?

CEDA's Chief Executive, Melinda Cilento and Chief Economist Jarrod Ball, are available to speak about CEDA's research and events program. 

Media contacts

Roxanne Punton, Director, Communications

Phone: 03 9652 8424
Mobile: 0409 532 287
roxanne.punton@ceda.com.au

Justine Parker, Media Manager and Content Specialist 

Mobile: 0436 379 688
justine.parker@ceda.com.au