Julian Burnside AO QC and The Hon Fred Argy AO are CPD’s patrons.
As well as our Research Directors Laura Eadie and Christopher Stone and staff, our Fellows carry out much of CPD’s research work. CPD maintains a fellowship of many of Australia’s keenest minds, covering a range of areas of policy expertise and a mix of academic, community, private and public sector experience. The composition of the fellowship reflects the focal areas of CPD’s work. Fellowship is by invitation of the CPD Director, who consults the CPD Board and Research Committee for advice or suggestions. Each Fellow is appointed for a two-year term; multiple renewals are possible. Appointment of fellows is subject to the approval of the Research Committee. Criteria for approval include the potential fellow’s research credentials, the time they will have available to contribute to CPD, and the potential of their work to complement the Centre’s existing or proposed research and publication priorities.
The Research Committee oversees CPD’s research program, ensuring that it complies with our research guidelines, and with the ATO’s requirements for tax-deductible research institutes. The Committee is currently chaired by Antoinette le Marchant.