New paper by CPD Research Director Christopher Stone Download Valuing Skills – Why vocational training matters paper In light of sweeping changes to vocational education and training (VET) provision in Victoria, and dramatic proposed cuts in Queensland, this new CPD… more
The best way to take the pressure off hospitals is to ensure that most people don’t need to go there in the first place. In this new paper Jennifer Doggett explains how we can reorient Australia’s health system towards primary… more
A Health Policy for Australia: reclaiming universal health care shows how we can restore universalism and increase both equity and efficiency in health care – at no additional cost to the taxpayer.
This paper by Fred Argy discusses the impact of John Howard’s WorkChoices and welfare-to-work agenda on workforce participation, productivity, equality, personal freedom and self-reliance – values highly prized by Australians. It then outlines an alternative social democratic agenda – one… more
February 25th was Debt Freedom Day for 2007: the day Australia had earned enough income to fund the annual interest on its loans. The good news is that the day has finally arrived. The bad news is that it has… more
A viable economic strategy must be founded on a general disposition in favour of competitive markets, writes Michael Keating. But markets can be managed by governments in ways that increase the capacity of government to achieve a more compassionate and… more
In this draft discussion paper Emma Dawson and Miriam Lyons outline the basic principles that should underpin our public broadcasting policy, and suggest some ways to better equip the ABC and SBS to meet the needs of Australian citizens.
The Centre for Policy Development is developing a series of discussion papers on media policy reform. In this introduction former Centre for Policy Development fellow Emma Dawson and current CPD Director Miriam Lyons argue that the failure to reinvent Australia’s… more
Calling on all Australian politicians to re-think the way they develop public policy, Reclaiming our Common Wealth argues that the short-term thinking of the election cycle is damaging Australia's long-term interests. We need a new approach to policy development based… more