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State of the Nation

State of the Nation

Each year in June CEDA hosts an annual  State of the Nation conference in Canberra.  State of the Nation is an intensive day-and-a-half of briefings with government and shadow ministers, public servants, commentators and industry analysts, offering an insider's view of the federal government's policies. Participants discuss issues directly with speakers and other attendees, and engage in networking opportunities.

2014 State of the Nation

The 35th annual State of the Nation conference will be held at Parliament House Canberra on 23 and 24 June 2014, under the banner Australia - Open for Business?

  The sold out 2013 conference provided a pivotal discussion forum following the Federal budget release and in the lead up to the 2013 Federal election.

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Past conferences

2013 -  Australia Adjusting

The 2013 conference was aligned with CEDA's major research project for 2013, Australia Adjusting: Optimising national prosperity, and focused on key public policy areas which impact Australia's economic growth.

2012 - Australia Abound

CEDA's 2012 State of the Nation provided insight from experts on critical issues for Australia including the transition of our energy sector, the role of the business community in economic reforms and Budget implications.

2011 - Rethinking Australia

The 2011 conference discussed a cross section of key issues ranging from energy and climate policy, water, population and China in Australia's future.