U.K. Government Online has added a link to the ABC’s Religion and Ethics article, “From Big Society to good society: Are there lessons for Australia?“, which discusses the Centre for Policy Development’s new report, “Big Society and Australia“. The report offers an analysis of… more
Workforce Planning in the Big Society CPD researcher Christopher Stone will speak on Day 1 at 11am, on the topic of, “Workforce Planning in the Big Society: How the UK Government is Dismantling the State and What it Means for Australia” The… more
CPD Research Director James Whelan has been published in CPSU’s The Works Autumn 2012 Issue (page 13), outlining his pending report ‘Big Society and Australia’. The report, which can be downloaded here from 30/5/2012, presents a comprehensive analysis of David Cameron’s… more
Download Big Society and Australia report (5mB .pdf) “Bush declared war on terror, Blair declared war on crime and it’s like Cameron has declared war on the public sector.” It’s just over two years since David Cameron was elected as British… more
Why Serco? Six years ago Serco was described as “probably the biggest company you’ve never heard of” and this is still the case for many people. It’s a multinational corporation that specialises in providing public services under government contract. Serco… more
CPD’s recently released essay, Big Society: How the UK Government is Dismantling the State and What it Means for Australia outlined the ways in which David Cameron’s Big Society policy has crippled certain state funded services in the UK. The policy has… more
Our first major report in CPD’s Public Service research program, The State of the Australian Public Service: An Alternative Report, analysed political commentary and media coverage that, at times, depicts the Australian Public Service as inefficient, large, costly and unwelcome… more
Following the release of our forthcoming ‘Big Society’ report in late May, we will host an informal networking event in Melbourne for subscribers who share our interest in the public sector and its role in Australian society.