For too long, decisions on how Australia manages its natural capital have been skewed toward generating short-term profits, often at the expense of our natural wealth. The lack of reliable information on the true cost… more
The Australian economy has enormous potential for sustainable development. It is currently being stifled by policies that reward vested interests and assume business-as-usual approaches can continue indefinitely. We need a… more
Are you interested in helping Australia develop a practical, positive policy agenda for an environmentally and socially sustainable economy? We are always keen to hear from experienced professionals and interns who are interested in contributing… more
When it comes to innovation policy, the Gillard government relies heavily on hot air to hide their lightweight commitment to Australia’s long-term future. Back in February, the Prime Minister painted… more
Is the surplus fetish distracting the Government from the real economic challenges? Ian McAuley finds glimpses of Labor values in an otherwise short-sighted budget. In the Budget is… more
CPD authors find a lot of blinkered thinking in the race to a surplus. Here’s what you will find in the Budget 2011 edition of InSight.
The Centre for Policy Development and Essential Media Communications presents: Our debt to nature - We need what nature provides, but do we really know how much we’re using & how… more
We’re hiring now: Research Director for our Sustainable Economy Program Help develop the evidence and ideas we need to make Australia’s economy sustainable Full-time, two-year position Based in Sydney About the CPD The Centre for… more
Fiona Armstrong considers whether the fresh approach to governance and accountability will lead to a new kind of consensus politics – and what this changed environment means for action on the climate.