State of the Nation

CEDA's 32nd State of the Nation Rethinking Australia was held in Canberra on 20-21 June and provided quality discussion on a cross section of key issues ranging from energy and climate policy, water, population and China, with presentations by senior members of parliament and key public servants, industry representatives and academics.

CEDA's latest policy perspective A Taxing Debate: The Forgotten Issues of Climate Policy was also released during the conference. This document aims to revisit key issues that have failed to be addressed in the current climate policy debate.

Reports on key sessions are below:

Martin Ferguson - Australia's Energy and Resources Future

Joe Hockey - The Opposition's Perspective

Bill Shorten - Demographic change, economic opportunities and future prosperity

Professor Hugh White - China in Australia's Future

Climate and Energy Policy panel discussion with:

  • Erwin Jackson, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Institute
  • Brad Page, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Supply Association of Australia
  • Belinda Robinson, Chief Executive, APPEA

Click here for the full audio.

2010 State of the Nation
2009 State of the Nation

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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