CPD Fellow Marcus Westbury, writing in The ABC’s The Drum Unleashed crunches the numbers and exposes where current arts funding really goes. First published 21 September 2010. “The Australia Council’s 2009-10 financial year numbers are… more
CPD Fellow Ben Eltham reveals who’ll be in charge of the real cultural policy action in Australia’s new ministerial line-up. First published in Crikey on September 17 2010. We have a new arts minister: Simon… more
John Menadue, is not only the founding chair of the CPD but also one of Australia’s most experienced public administrators and thinkers. He has worked for both Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser and is a… more
CPD Fellow Jennifer Doggett, writing in Crikey’s health blog Croakey, argues that the private health insurance rebate rips off the bush. First published September 16 2010. “All consumers, with the possible exception of medical specialists… more
Jame Arvanitakis argues that it is time to leave the sceptics and slogans behind and begin debating intelligent policy ideas. Read what interesting ideas he discusses in The Punch about the next stage for Australia.
CPD Executive Director Miriam Lyons joined The Drum TV on ABC News 24. To watch the panel discussion click here. The program aired Wednesday September 15 2010.
Shock — early Saturday afternoon the new list of the Gillard ministry emerged and there was NO Minister for women, nor even a minister assisting … The word women was not there. Yet privileging the… more
John Menadue went along to the New News conference in Melbourne last week, to discuss the opportunities of the digital revolution for supporting a healthier public debate. John Menadue reminded those attending that while Web… more
Fiona Armstrong, in the National Times, takes a look at one of the most significant policy deals struck in the ALP/Greens agreement: on the issue of climate policy. She tells why there’s no need to… more