CEDA research: temporary migration and Australia's workforce

CEDA research: temporary migration and Australia's workforce

Jul 24
CEDA’s second report for 2019 examines the effects of temporary migration on population growth, our labour market and the national economy.
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Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Peter Mares, Lead Moderator, The Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership
Anthea Hancocks, Chief Executive Officer, Scanlon Foundation and Scanlon Foundation Research Institute

Event Overview

Australia’s two million temporary residents – including skilled workers and international students – make a substantial contribution to our workplaces, classrooms, growth industries and regional communities. What role will they play in Australia’s future?

Join CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball and industry and policy leaders as we share findings from our research report, Effects of temporary migration. Using the latest data and analysis we examine Australia’s temporary migration program, the opportunities it brings, how it can be improved and the impact on your organisation.

For an overview of the report, watch CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento give a brief rundown of Effects of temporary migration. Watch the video here.

Trustees are invited to attend as CEDA guests. Click here for more information.

Event presentations

Jarrod Ball, CEDA MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF


Meet the speaker

Jarrod Ball
Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in 2017 with over 15 years of experience as an economist across the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia, in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod also worked in the Federal Government and was a lead adviser on microeconomic reform for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. He is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy and the Melbourne Economic Forum. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts from the University of Southern Queensland.

Meet the panel

Peter Mares
Lead Moderator, The Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership

Peter Mares is lead moderator with The Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping leaders in Australia’s public, private and not-for-profit sectors make better decisions. Peter is also contributing editor at Inside Story magazine and adjunct fellow at Swinburne University’s Centre for Urban Transitions. Throughout his career Peter has combined journalism with public policy research and writing. Peter wrote Borderline, an award-winning analysis of Australia’s policies towards asylum seekers and refugees (UNSW Press, 2001) and Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing the nation.

Anthea Hancocks
Chief Executive Officer, Scanlon Foundation and Scanlon Foundation Research Institute

Anthea is the CEO of the Scanlon Foundation and CEO of the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute. The Scanlon Foundation is a private philanthropic organisation dedicated to social cohesion and the transition of migrants into Australian society. She has an extensive background in strategic planning, business development, community service, education, communications and relationship and services marketing through senior leadership experience in private, ASX listed, government, professional services, academia and not for profit organisations here and in the US. She is a Member of the Australian Multicultural Council, an accredited mediator, Chair of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre Advisory Board, a non-executive Director of YMCA Victoria and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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