How does CEDA determine its research themes?

CEDA’S PURPOSE IS TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE LONG-TERM ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROSPERITY FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS. 

Our research themes are developed in consultation with members and focus on the biggest long-term issues to achieve this purpose. 

CEDA’s channel of policy influence operates in four ways through:

Research and government engagement

Shaping public debate through our events program, roundtable series and online content

Collaboration with members through our forums and consultation program

Lifting organisational capability and behaviour through our education and peer-based learning programs

Shaping Australia's Future: contribute to CEDA's long-term agenda

CEDA is seeking to ensure that its work is focused squarely on the issues and policies that matter most to Australia’s future. 

We are seeking to work with members to identify those issues and shared objectives that CEDA is uniquely placed to play a key role in and to ensure our activities are being directed towards those issues in an effective and influential way. ​

Contribute to our long-term agenda by sharing your insights with us below.

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WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACING AUSTRALIA OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS?

Australia is facing significant structural change over the coming decades, with an ageing population, the energy transition, increasing digitization and declining productivity among other trends.

We may not be able to predict the future but we can help shape it, and the policy and economic decisions we take now will influence the long-term outcomes for the Australian economy and society. To shape the future we need to understand where we are heading and the challenges and opportunities that our nation faces.

Our research and policy landscape must broaden to ensure success and respond proactively to opportunity and new sources of prosperity.  Too much public policy is reactive and focused on short-term issues.

Much has been written on the long-term trends and outlook likely to affect Australia, but less on how to respond and how to change the outlook and push for a more ambitious policy agenda. We want our work to provoke the change that matters for Australia’s thinking.

LATEST AGED CARE REPORT OUT NOW

Duty of care: Aged-care sector running on empty is the third report in CEDA’s series on the workforce challenge facing Australia’s aged-care sector. This report outlines the causes and flow-on effects of the worker shortage, in particular low wages, a lack of affordable housing and the impact on the healthcare system.  EXPLORE THE FINDINGS

IN FOCUS: AUSTRALIA'S MIGRATION SYSTEM

Migration has delivered substantial benefits to the Australian economy and been critical to the nation’s success. 

Australia needs a fit-for-purpose migration system. Substantial reform to both the temporary and permanent systems is necessary.

CEDA has collated reports and resources that focus on this policy priority area on the CEDA Migration content hub.

CEDA MIGRATION CONTENT HUB
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CEDA research: analysis, insights and recommendations

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Opinion articles: read insights from leading Australian experts

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