The Centre for Policy Development has welcomed 2009 with exciting new research, some talented new staff members and wins in education and health policy.
The Centre for Policy Development called it again. The Federal Government announced last month they will inject almost billion into rebuilding Australian public schools as part of the billion stimulus package – an investment that Centre for Policy Development fellow Adam Rorris called for in his June 2008
report Rebuilding Public Schools 2020. Read Adam’s reflections on the spending announcement or hear him speak on current affairs program Today Tonight.
Health policy was in the public eye in February, with the release of the highly-anticipated National Health and Hospital Reform Commission’s (NHHRC) Interim Report. Centre for Policy Development fellow and author of A New Approach to Primary Care for Australia, Jennifer Doggett, weighed up the NHHRC’s findings.
Australia’s supperannuation system may be coming under review with Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan asking the Henry Review on tax to bring forward its chapter on super. Read Dr Ben Spies-Butcher & Adam Stebbing’s CPD paper on superannuation reform.
InSight magazine | The Global Financial Crisis in Review II
Three months on and with the Budget about to enter deficit, what lessons have we learned from the global financial crisis?
Centre for Policy Development thinkers evaluate the crisis in this special edition of InSight, the online magazine of the Centre for Policy Development.
MURRAY AND SY: Rethinking the role of financial regulators
SMYTH: 5 ideas in 5 minutes
Centre for Policy Development events coming up in March and April:
The Centre for Policy Development presents the National Policy Officers Conference in Canberra
Miriam Lyons speaks at the Policy Evaluation Forum in Canberra
James Arvanitakis launches his new book ‘Contemporary Society‘ in Sydney
2009 in the news
Centre for Policy Development thinkers in the media in January and February of 2009:
The battle to control Australia’s fiscal policy has become an ideological war, wrote Fred Argy for Online Opinion
Ian Dunlop explained why global warming is a global emergency for Crikey
Steve Keen reminded us of the root causes of the financial crisis on ABC Online
Ian McAuley weighed up the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission’s findings for PM, Croakey and The Age
Read more coverage of Centre for Policy Development staff and fellows in the news.
The Centre for Policy Development proudly released their first research paper for 2009:
Dr Ben Spies-Butcher and Adam Stebbing question why one of the least equitable (and least talked about) forms of government spending, tax expenditures, have doubled over the past 20 years.
Download ‘Reforming Australia’s Hidden Welfare State.
Read the Sydney Morning Herald’s coverage of Ben and Adam’s paper
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