Critical services


CEDA will explore the complex network and future of health services in Australia in 2019.

How do we deliver critical services with better outcomes?

Australia’s health system is a complex network made up of services, providers and patients, alongside research, technology developments such as e-Health, a widespread workforce, financing and funding as well as Medicare and governance. 

This system provides support to millions of Australians who each require unique and individualised care dependent on age, gender, medical history, culture and socioeconomic background.

CEDA drives discussion on Australia’s health system examining efficient service delivery, innovative and cost-effective funding models and meeting today’s requirements while planning for the future.

Upcoming events

Maximising health precincts | Paramatta | 28 February 2019
CEDA's Western Sydney growth series reconvenes in 2019. At this event we examine investments in health precincts and maximising their potential to drive jobs growth, collaboration, and innovation, with NSW Health Secretary Elizabeth Koff; Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research Chief Executive Oficer, Darryl Harkness and Blacktown City Council City Architect and Director Transformation, Bill Tsakalos.

Budget review: underwriting Australia's social compact | Brisbane | 12 March 2019
Has enough been done to secure Australia’s long-term fiscal position and fund the critical services that keep Australians healthy, comfortable and safe? Joined by CEDA Chief Economist, Jarrod Ball and NOUS Group Chief Economist, Dr Jenny Gordon.

Mental Health Royal Commission | Melbourne | 28 March 2019
The Victorian Mental Health Royal Commission will start in March 2019. Join the Victorian Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Martin Foley to find out more about this wide-ranging inquiry.

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The business of age | News from CEDA event

Turing and the TPP: Intellectual property,  public health and access to essential medicines | CEDA blog | Dr Matthew Rimmer

Integration key to electronic health system | former Victorian Minister for Health and Western Health Chair, the Hon. Bronwyn Pike

Healthcare: Reform or ration | CEDA research | 2013

Health system fails some of Australia's most vulnerable and disadvantaged | Federal Department of Health Secretary, Martin Bowles Consumer driven approach driving change in aged care sector | KPMG Director Health, Ageing and Human Services, Nicki Doyle


State series


March |  July  | October |  Three public events
At the 2019 Health, ageing and social services series policy makers, researchers and practitioners will share proven solutions, share new ideas to remove waste from the system and redefine the definition of sustainability.