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The fourth installment of CPD’s flagship event, named after our founding Chair John Menadue AO, was held on April 18, 2023, in person at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne and online via live stream.
As Australia pursues wellbeing in economic decision-making, the 2023 John Menadue Oration provided an audience inaugural Future Generations Commissioner of Wales, Sophie Howe. Ms Howe was joined in conversation by eminent Australian child wellbeing researcher and advocate Professor Fiona Stanley AC, moderated by CPD Chair Sam Mostyn AO.
The Centre for Policy Development's Climate and Recovery Initiative brings together leaders from government, business and civil society to align Australia’s economic recovery with a transition towards a net zero emissions economy.
CPD’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Initiative aims to elevate children on the national policy agenda by developing a vision for a universal early childhood system that will make Australia the best place to a child, and to raise one.
In a G20 Seminar cohosted by the Centre for Policy Development, Climateworks and NGO partners across the region, expert panelists look at how we finance, manage and collaborate on energy transition across our region and the world.
The John Menadue Oration is CPD's flagship event. The inaugural Oration 'Can Democracy Deliver?' was held in 2017 to celebrate CPD’s 10th anniversary. It was delivered by former Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa. In 2018, the Centre for Policy Development presented the second Oration featuring the Italian-American economist Professor Mariana Mazzucato who addressed the question, 'Can the State Deliver?'. The 2020 Oration was delivered by Professor Megan Davis who addressed the question, 'Can Australia Deliver?'.
Centre for Policy Development deputy CEO Annabel Brown spoke to ABC 730 on making employment services work for people, communities and employers
The public already believe that improving the wellbeing of citizens is the primary role of government, and wellbeing improvements are more likely to lead to support for incumbent governments than GDP improvements, says CPD Senior Policy Advisor Cressida Gaukroger
Neither the treasurer nor the Treasury has rushed into deciding or dictating what a wellbeing economy is or how to achieve one. This is a good thing. Measuring and managing what matters relies on knowing with some certainty what matters to who, and where.
The Future Fund should disclose its exposure to climate change risks in line with global industry standards, according to a new report from the Centre for Policy Development.