Committee for Economic Development of Australia


Research report

8 Jun 2016

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)’s State of the Regions series (the ‘series’) provided a platform for robust discussion on economic diversification and growth opportunities within Western Australia’s regional economies.

Delivered over a two-year period, concluding in March 2016, the series involved...

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21 Mar 2016

This unique CEDA report is a product of a decision by CEDA’s Board last year that persistent Federal Budget deficits, with no genuine end in sight, were a significant and urgent issue that must be addressed to ensure Australia maintains its economic stability and strength....

Research report

9 Nov 2015

In this policy perspective, CEDA examines:

Australia’s role in the Asia-Pacific region and the broader world; The benefits of well-structured bilateral trade agreements and how to realise them; How Australia can encourage the free movement of ideas and people; and How technology can shorten...

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1 Sep 2015

Examines the economic impacts of Australia's ageing population and decreasing housing affordability.

Executive Summary

Australia’s three-pillar approach to retirement income is internationally well regarded. However, many Australians currently approaching retirement face potential poverty, especially if they do not own their own homes....


30 Jul 2015

Based on a presentation to a Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) Forum on ending entrenched disadvantage in Australia.

Capital and failure are two words we don’t often hear together in the social purpose sector.

This article addresses capital and...

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16 Jun 2015

This focuses on what jobs and skills we need to develop to ensure our economy continues to grow and diversify. Discussion around jobs often focuses on the here and now. However, if Australia is to maintain a robust economy that is internationally competitive, we must...

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21 Apr 2015

An estimated four to six per cent of Australia's population experiences chronic or persistent poverty or deprivation.

Executive Summary

Entrenched disadvantage is a wicked problem for any society. Disadvantage of one form or another will always be with us, but when disadvantage...

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27 Oct 2014

A Federation for the 21st Century examines:

The key challenges for a federation in the 21st century The potential for reforming the way government organises and delivers services The relationship between the Commonwealth and state governments in relation to funding, investment and infrastructure...

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19 Aug 2014

This paper examines the role, effectiveness and processes associated with the G20, specifically looking at the issues of international governance, financial regulation and taxation regulation.

Executive summary

With the GFC behind us and the G20’s financial system reform agenda ending soon, the...

Research report

18 Jun 2014

This report examines the economic impact of climate change for Australia, explores the responses of other nations and considers what policies will be most effective for Australia to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

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The politics of...

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