Media attendance at CEDA events


Media attendance

CEDA welcomes media interest and engagement in the important public policy forums and debates held by CEDA across Australia. To attend a CEDA event, please contact your local CEDA office.

CEDA makes every effort to ensure media can attend events and make use of speakers' contributions. For many events, we provide splitter boxes. In some cases, we produce audio MP3 files and transcripts after the event.

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

Please check the media status of events with your local CEDA office. To be notified about events in advance, please email CEDA.

Media questions

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

Generally Q&A sessions are reserved for CEDA members and their guests. We ask working journalists to respect the rules as determined at the discretion of the chair at each event. It would be helpful if media wishing to ask questions could identify their interest in advance with your local CEDA office.

Chatham House Rule

Some CEDA meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule. Everyone present is free to use the information received, but they cannot reveal the identity or affiliation of the speaker or any other participant, or that the information was received at a CEDA meeting.

The Chatham House Rule allows people to speak as individuals, and to express views that may not be those of their organisations. It thus encourages free discussion - a key aim of many CEDA functions.

Need a spokesperson?

CEDA's Chief Executive, Melinda Cilento, is available to speak about CEDA's research and events program. Please contact us for more information.

Media contact

Roxanne Punton

Director, External Affairs

Phone: 03 9652 8424
Mobile: 0409 532 287
Fax: 03 9640 0849

Eleanor Green

Media and Communications Advisor

Phone: 03 9652 8412
Mobile: 0408 375 600
Fax: 03 9640 0849