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Terry Moran: Consultants being public servants – The Select Committee

Published in The Mandarin on 04 August 2020 Malcolm Turnbull has bemoaned it. Our own Bernard Keane has criticised it. The Thodey Review has raised concerns about it. The ‘cult of the consultant’ has...

Community Deals

What are Community Deals? Community Deals are a local place-based model aiming to boost economic and social participation. They are a genuine partnership between government, business and community that allow a consortia of local...

Travers McLeod: Democracy can never be sublet

Published in The Australian on 13 July 2020 Victoria’s decision to give private security contractors responsibility for quarantine hotels is the subject of a judicial inquiry, which will reveal the true cost of this...

Terry Moran: Reimagining Government

CPD Chair Terry Moran appeared as one of the panellists on a webinar series jointly hosted by the Centre for Public Impact (CPI) and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). You...

Peter Mares: Housing the Australian Nation

CPD Research Committee Member Peter Mares investigated the Australian housing market for ABC Radio National. You can access the four-part series here. COVID-19 has exposed the failings of Australia’s housing system like never before:...

Zoe Whitton: Our Energy Future

CPD Board Member Zoe Whitton appeared on Q+A to talk about Australia’s energy future. You can listen to the program here. The Federal Government has unveiled its roadmap for Australia’s energy future, shifting focus...

How prepared is our financial system for climate shocks?

CPD CEO Travers McLeod was was on Radio National Breakfast with Norman Swan. You can listen to the interview here. The Reserve Bank of Australia has joined with 66 central banks from around the...

Annabel Brown and Caitlin McCaffrie: A chance to do better for migrants, and for the economy

Published in Inside Story on 25 May 2020 Covid-19 has exposed the flaws in Australia’s treatment of temporary migrants. Fortunately, a blueprint for change already exists. The tragic death of an international student in Sydney...

Travers McLeod: Here are 10 steps to build a stronger Australia after Coronavirus

Published in The Guardian on 05 May 2020 The steps Australia takes after Covid-19 can’t take us back to the way we were. The prime minister’s message after briefings from treasury and the Reserve...

Special Covid-19 Roundtable

On 30 March, CPD convened a group of leaders from health, business, policy and philanthropy to discuss Australia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We held this roundtable virtually, in lieu of our 2020 John...