CPD in the news

This page contains the latest articles and media appearances by staff, fellows and friends of CPD, as well as coverage of our recent work.

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Renew Economy | 1 August 2014

Queenslanders want renewables to become the ‘norm’ Renew Economy recommends Centre for Policy Development Queenslanders are in support of renewable energy after consultations with 80,000 people found most had a goal of renewable and alternative energy becoming the norm. Theremore

The Guardian | 31 July 2014

Grogonomics: Business leaders should stop whingeing about Australia’s competitiveness. Greg Jericho, The Guardian‘s economics columnist, argues that instead of putting the onus on the government business should look at how it can improve capital productivity. The article cites ‘After the boom:more

Hospital & Aged Care | 28 July 2014

Age Australia fair? CPD Chief Executive addresses COTA Australia National Congress on opportunities from our ageing population   Australia is underestimating its productive capacity and undervaluing its total Gross Domestic Product, because it ignores the unpaid workforce and a hugemore

North Queensland Register | 25 July 2014

Country Caucus chooses leaders. Shadow Agriculture Minister cites CPD report as key source of ideas on climate change and sustainability.   Shadow Minister for Agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon referred to CPD’s Farming smarter, not harder: securing our agricultural economy as key to thinkingmore

The Canberra Times | 22 July 2014

Time to change our perception of asylum seekers Opinion editorial by Travers McLeod, Bob Douglas & Jane McAdam, following the joint High level asylum policy roundtable   This important event was held at Parliament House, Canberra on 11 July. It was aimed at forgingmore

ABC TV The Drum | 2 July 2014

Travers McLeod on The Drum panel CPD’s new Chief Executive Travers McLeod joined host Steve Cannane, Fairfax media’s Jacqueline Maley and Chris Berg from the Institute of Public Affairs. The panel discussion centred on such diverse topics as the possible refoulement of asylum seekers,more