Australia's place in the world



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CEDA released a research report in November 2017 which will consider the economic effects felt in Australia from policy decisions which emerge from geopolitical events.
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Do political events in Europe, military tensions in Asia, and policies pursued by the Trump administration herald a structural change in the global policy environment?

Are the norms, standards and institutions that Australia relies on to maintain global relations under challenge?

This research considers the implications for Australia from these actual and potential global shifts,

  • in trade and investment;
  • in security; and
  • in governance and institutions.

CEDA contribution, chapters and authors

CEDA overview
Diane Smith-Gander, Board member, CEDA

Global Economy
Chapter 1.1: The international trade inflexion - how serious is it?
Alan Oxley, Principal, ITS Global

Chapter 1.2: Australia in the global economy
Professor Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide

Global Security
Chapter 2.1: Are Australian responses to the change in global security adequate?
Professor Michael Wesley, Professor of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

Chapter 2.2: Are Australia's responses to cyber security adequate?
Professor Greg Austin, Professor at the Centre for Cyber Security, University of New South Wales Canberra and Professorial Fellow, EastWest Institute

Global Governance
Chapter 3.1: Are global governance structures still working?
Associate Professor Wesley Widmaier, Associate Professor of Political Science, Griffith University

Chapter 3.2: The future of global governance
John W.H  Denton, Partner and CEO, Corrs Chambers Westgarth


Report release events

This report was launched in Canberra with events in BrisbaneMelbourneAdelaide and Perth.

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