News from CEDA events


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Federal Health Minister the Hon. Greg Hunt: Australia meeting challenge of COVID-19

Federal Minister for Health and Sport, the Hon. Greg Hunt joined CEDA at a recent livestream to provide an update on the crisis and how Australia has managed so far. Read more…


National Cabinet at critical juncture

The National Cabinet of Australian Governments (COAG) had many failings and the newly introduced National Cabinet now presents the opportunity to advance key policy issues and not follow down COAG's path, according to both the Former Premier of Victoria, the Hon. John Brumby AO and Griffith University Principal Research Fellow, Jennifer Menzies. Read more…


Diversification touted as priority to boost Australian competitiveness

There is a huge opportunity for thinking through the lens of diversification in our immediate region to boost Australia’s competitiveness, Asialink Group CEO, Penny Burtt, told CEDA at a recent livestream. Read more…


Crisis a chance for banks to refocus

In a CEDA livestream discussion on the role of the financial services sector in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery, Australian Banking Association Chief Executive Officer, The Hon. Anna Bligh AC, said that “the crisis has provided an opportunity for banks and the public to refocus on the purpose of banking and its critical role in the economy.” Read more…


Uncertain outlook for Australian economy but recovery on track

The economy is expected to contract by four per cent in 2020, a CEDA audience heard when Westpac Chief Economist, Bill Evans, recently discussed the national economic outlook. Read more…


State of the Nation: reconsidering trade after COVID-19

Speaking at State of the Nation, Austrade Chief Executive Officer, Stephanie Fahey, said that Australia had the chance to “trade our way out of the challenge that we are in, but only if we are smart about it.” Read more…


State of the Nation: saving jobs in the crisis

Economic recovery from COVID-19 will require as much cooperation as possible between government, industry and the union movement “because it is in the best interest of Australians who want to save their job or see job growth increase,” Federal Attorney General and Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon. Christian Porter, told CEDA’s State of the Nation. Read more…


State of the Nation: Federal Leader of the Opposition, Anthony Albanese – we need to look after our most vulnerable people and essential workers

There’s a whole range of consequences behind poverty. We need to value our greatest asset, which is our people, and how we maximise them, Federal Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Anthony Albanese told CEDA’s State of the Nation Forum. Read more…


State of the Nation: Supporting vulnerable and at risk communities panel: our indifference will imperil our resilience

Australia is now in a position to strengthen our economy by supporting our most vulnerable and those who have been most severely affected by the recent economic downturn, according to CEDA Board of Directors member, Ming Long AM. Read more…


State of the Nation day one: national cabinet, labour market and PM address

Reflecting on day one of State of the Nation, CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento was joined by AlphaBeta Director, Dr Andrew Charlton; CEDA Board Member, Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM; and RBC Capital Markets Chief Economist and Senior Relationship Manager, Su-Lin Ong. Read more…


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