Fear of the foreigner is as old as human history itself and easily exploited. Leadership is essential to win the case for compassion in responding to asylum seekers while ensuring continued government control of entry… more
How many more failures like BrisConnections do we need before we revert to the more traditional and simpler ways of financing infrastructure? CPD fellow Ian McAuley asks the hard questions.
Senator John Faulkner’s announcement of changes to Australia’s Freedom of Information (FOI) laws is long overdue, and his approach promises to address a number of concerns about FOI in Australia, says CPD Research Coordinator Barry… more
CPD fellow James Arvanitakis reviews ‘A Land of Plenty’ by Mark Davis and ponders the legacy John Howard’s government has left behind.
From the time Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy last September, most politicians and public servants have been busy trying to contain the damage of the global economic crisis, without paying much attention to the economic… more
Centre for Policy Development fellow and author of A New Approach to Primary Care for Australia,Jennifer Doggett, weighs up the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission (NHHRC) Interim Report.
Barack Obama’s victory represents a watershed in American history, but it will also have ramifications around the world. Before I head out to celebrate I thought I’d just bash out a few quick notes on… more
1 state down, 5 more & a couple of territories to go!
Good news. In a testament to the parallel evolution of ideas, it turns out that one of the projects I advocated at the 2020 Summit was already being built at the time: