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What does CEDA do?

CEDA is a not-for-profit membership organisation devoted to researching and discussing Australia's economic development. CEDA provides thought leadership and policy perspectives on the economic and social issues affecting Australia. Read more.

What does CEDA offer the media?

CEDA aims to explain policy challenges and options in a well-informed and balanced way. It is not a lobby group, nor is it aligned to side of politics. Seven hundred of Australia's leading businesses, organisations and academic institutions from around the country choose to be members of CEDA.

What CEDA research can media access?

Contact us for copies of CEDA research reports, video and audio from events.

Can I attend CEDA events?

Many of our events are open to the media. Click here for more information or contact your local office for specific event attendance.

Does "thought leadership" imply a particular political point of view?

No. CEDA is not restricted by vested interests or political persuasion. Our agenda is overseen and driven by a who's who of Australia's leaders from business, politics and academia whose focus is on driving debate and critical analysis of the most important topics of the day.

What is CEDA's history and reputation?

CEDA was founded in 1960 by Sir Douglas Copland, one of the most important figures in Australian economics. It's purpose was to harness the ideas and influence of leading thinkers from business, government, community and academia.

With a proven track record of delivering on the issues that matter for over 50 years, today CEDA continues to deliver leading thinking, informed discourse and rigorous research to influence good public policy for Australia's economic and social development.

It is chaired by Paul McClintock AO, and the Board of Governors includes figures such as former prime ministers John Howard and Bob Hawke, academics Professor Adrienne Clarke and Nobel laureate Professor Peter Doherty, noted business figures Richard Warburton and Andrew Mohl.

Our members include 700 of Australia's leading organsaitions - from ASX100 to universities, government departments and professional services companies.

What issues does CEDA comment publicly on?

CEDA's Chief Executive, Melinda Cilento, is available to comment on a broad range of economic issues. We have a special focus on the topics in our research program. Contact us to find out more.