Mainstream news outlets including Prime7 News, NineMSN and The Australian reported on the Save Our TAFE campaign launched by the NSW Public Sector Association, and the CPD paper released at the launch event for the campaign at NSW Parliament House.… more
Report outlines importance of TAFE in our social fabric, article by Jessica Grewal Research Director Christopher Stone revealed CPD’s latest Public Service program research paper at NSW Parliament House. The paper finds that regional centres could be hit hardest if the… more
Despite significant public attention over the last two years, the lessons of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program remain poorly understood. While there were major differences between BER outcomes in different states, most media coverage failed to focus on… more
Why keep two technical training systems on the road when neither is worthy of a pink slip, asks Ben Eltham.
Minh Nguyen describes the Howard Government's development of 'mutual obligation' into a national policy brand. Wherever this brand is applied, from the welfare system to foreign aid, it points the finger at the disadvantaged and implies there is something intrinsically… more
Australians tend to agree that it is better to give a hand up than a hand out to those in need. Yet given its rate of success, the Commonwealth Government’s ‘mutual obligation’ policy is more appropriately described as a backhander… more