State of the Nation 2016 video library

See all the latest keynote speakers and sessions from State of the Nation 2016.

 Running for over 35 years, CEDA's State of the Nation provides a day and a half of briefings and discussions of topics and policy issues on the national agenda.

The 37th annual State of the Nation was held at Parliament House, Canberra, on the 10 and 11 October 2016, with the theme, A new policy agenda: innovation, growth and the future economy.

Highlights from State of the Nation 2016


Keynote address and Q&A with Federal Shadow Treasurer, the Hon. Jason Clare

Read: Digitisation key for growing economy.


Keynote address and Q&A with Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg

Read: Commonwealth and states need to find common ground on energy.

Keynote address and Q&A with Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Greg Hunt

Read: Innovation drives productivity and better living standards.

Keynote address and Q&A with Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon. Sussan Ley

Keynote address and Q&A with Dr Martin Parkinson PSM

Read: Global economy dependent on innovation.

Keynote address and Q&A with Federal Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Bill Shorten

Read: Australians need to know where they fit in the future economy.

Balancing the budget: Address by  Paul McClintock AO

Read: Budget deficit still grave problem.


Working together on economic reform - State Treasurers panel

Read: Economic restraint delivering for States.

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Treasurer of New South Wales

The Hon. Tom Koutsantonis MP, Treasurer of South Australia

The Hon. Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria


Megatrends and the innovation imperative

Read: Policy must change in digital age.

Catherine Caruana-McManus, Director, Giant Ideas, Non-Executive Director, Meshed; Advisory Council Member, SMART Infrastructure Facility

Dr Nicholas Gruen, Chief Executive Officer, Lateral Economics

Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Principal Scientist, Strategy and Foresight, Data61 | CSIRO

Thinking long-term: can industry seize the innovation opportunity?  

Read: Can industry seize the innovation opportunity?     

Andrew Bassat, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SEEK

Jillian Broadbent AO, Chair, Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Chair, Swiss Re Life; Director, Woolworths

Christine Holgate, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Blackmores

Strategic choices: Australia's national innovation system

Read: Industry and university links will drive innovation.
Bill Ferris AC, Chair, Innovation and Science Australia

Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University

Dr Katherine Woodthorpe, Non-Executive Director, ARENA, Fishburners; Sirtex Medical; Capital Markets CRC; former Chief Executive, AVCAL; former Commercialisation Australia Board Member

Funding future infrastructure

Read: Community consideration essential in funding future infrastructure.
Phil Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia

Mark Delaney, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer, AustralianSuper

Matina Papathanasiou, Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC   

Social innovation and competition in human services

Read: Why we need competition in human services.
Bessi Graham, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, The Difference Incubator

Professor Stephen King, Commissioner, Productivity Commission and Adjunct Professor, Monash University

Rohan Mead, Group Managing Director and CEO, Australian Unity   

Breaking the rules: policy disruption in the new economy

Read: Disruption and regulation in the new economy.
Lara Olsen, Regional Manager, Business Development, Tesla Energy

David Rohrsheim, General Manager, Uber Australia and New Zealand

Andrew Walduck, Executive General Manager, Trusted eCommerce Solutions, Australia Post

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