State of the Nation 2019

In 2019, CEDA held the 40th State of the Nation conference in Canberra at Parliament House on 19-20 September. 


Developing a long-term view for the State of our Nation 
Read highlights: Cause to be hopeful about Australia's long-term future ​

Keynote address: former PM and Chair at beyondblue, the Hon. Julia Gillard
Read highlights: Could we ever put a dollar figure on the value of a happy life? ​

Keynote address: Federal Foreign Affairs Minister,Senator the Hon. Marise Payne
Read highlights: Fair competition on a level playing field governed by rules, that is the world we want​

Speaker address: Chris Richardson, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Read highlights: Trade wars have been beneficial to Australia's economy

What do we want from our social compact?
Read highlights: NDIS a leading model for ways we can strengthen the social compact ​

Speaker address: Infrastructure Australia CEO, Romilly Madew AO
Read highlights: Romilly Madew looks at the challenges and opportunities shaping our nation  

Speaker address: Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon. Paul Fletcher
Read highlights: NBN and new digital technologies to shape Australia’s future productivity and economic growth

State Treasurers' panel
Read highlights: Positive outcomes and communication are key to rebuilding public trust in government ​

Speaker address: Attorney-General for Australia and Federal Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon. Christian Porter
Read highlights: Industrial relations important to Australian economy

Speaker address: Shadow Federal Treasurer, Dr Jim Chalmers
Read highlights: Australia's economic challenges are primarily homegrown

Job security for the future workforce
Read highlights: The future of the workforce is already here ​

State of the Nation 2019 supported by CEDA members

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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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