Committee for Economic Development of Australia


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Research report

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...

Research report

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...

Research report

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...

Research report

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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Research report

15 Jun 2017

This CEDA research report examines the economic consequences of Australia’s productivity performance in the service sector, assessing productivity performance and discussing policies and areas that could contribute to an improvement in productivity.

Research report

27 Apr 2017

This report assesses whether Australia has the right institutional setting to support an outbound focus for business, and discusses case studies of successful foreign investments by Australian businesses.


For 200 years Australia has utilised foreign investment to develop its economic potential....

Research report

15 Feb 2017

This year’s CEDA Economic and Political Overview (EPO) is such an important document for political decision-makers and the business community. It again delivers reasoned analysis of the possible economic and political headwinds on the horizon and trends and projections.

It goes without saying that...


15 Dec 2016

Each year through this publication CEDA delivers for members a reflection on the most influential and interesting speeches on the CEDA stage.

With a Federal Election here in Australia, and unexpected international events, from the Brexit result to the election of Donald Trump as...

Research report

3 Nov 2016

Over the last seventy years, immigration has added seven million people to Australia’s population and will, if current policy settings continue, add a further thirteen million by 2060. The current focus of the migration program on skilled migration, while maintaining opportunities for family and humanitarian...

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