Big Society

We turn our gaze to the radical public sector changes that are in full swing in the United Kingdom and to consider what they could mean for Australia.

ABC Religion and Ethics | 12 March 2012

Neat, plausible and wrong: Why Australia should avoid the ‘Big Society’ Great article from CPD Public Service research director Chris Stone, on ABC Religion and Ethics, considers the ethical and religious basis of the controversial and ostensibly failed policy frameworkmore

James Whelan | Crikey, 3 July 2012

Big Society: Abbott takes his lead from the Brits Dr James Whelan, Research Director for CPD’s Public Service program, asked interviewees from his recent report, Big Society and Australia to provide short comments in response to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’smore

James Whelan |

Progressive Australian research into UK policy ideas sparks interest among American conservatives… A conservative US website has picked out James Whelan’s article in The Conversation as one ‘of note’. A remarkable cross-pollination of ideas? View the listing on here Readmore