Dr Gunter Pauli and CPD fellow Ian Dunlop illustrate how Australia can stop sacrificing local manufacturing jobs for cheap overseas labour by looking at local innovation. Pauli and Dunlop examine the ways in which a new, low-carbon economy can deliver… more
CPD and Oxfam are pleased to present The Perfect Storm, Friday July 31st at The Sussex Room, Crown Plaza Darling Harbour. The World faces a "triple crunch" the Global Financial Crisis, climate emergency and escalating food prices and resources shortages.… more
Miriam Lyons took a look at what the election of Obama means for Australia in Crikey
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 some of the policy implications… more
Is multilateralism back on the Australian government’s agenda? What implications could this have for international security and stability and Australian democracy? CPD fellow James Arvanitakis and Amy Tyler examine multilateralism in a post-September 11 and post-John Howard world, examining Colombia… more
CDP fellow Ian McAuley surveys Australia’s economic structure, including an outline of some long-term and medium-term challenges for Australian economic policy in his Australian Economic Fact Sheet for the Australia Collaboration, a group of peak national community organisations.
Conformity is the enemy of everything Australia is and needs to be in the twenty-first century, writes Emma Dawson. We need to look anew at cultural diversity through the lens of social cohesion.
John Langmore makes a case for more courage in our policies and hope in our politics.
Both sides are refusing to acknowledge that we will soon be faced with some very difficult strategic foreign policy challenges, writes Ben Eltham in Online Opinion.