Talk:Committee for Economic Development of Australia

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Unless someone else beats me to it, I'll return and tidy up WalkerD's additions tomorrow. --Bob Burton 08:05, 21 Jun 2006 (EDT)

Tidy up

Finally got around to these.

"CEDA's membership includes welfare groups such as the Brotherhood of St Laurence."

Maybe it does, but this is unreferenced to publicly available data. The membership list is only accessible to members;

"Sydney Morning Herald economics editor Ross Gittins, a frequent opponent of business lobbying efforts, has described CEDA as seeking to "inform the public debate without lobbying" [1].

I agree that is what Gittens wrote, but it relies on adopting a narrow interpretation of lobbying as constituting only making direct representation to politicians and bureaucrats. CEDA's model of influence is different to that of the BCA's, but it is still aimed at influencing the public agenda. --Bob Burton 06:52, 19 Jul 2006 (EDT)