Australia must invest in soil health or miss the benefits of the world food boom Download Farming Smarter, Not Harder report in full Read what we’re reading: Sustainable Economy media, links and resources Read what key stakeholders are saying about Farming Smarter,… 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