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Fourth and fifth Climate & Recovery Initiative stakeholder roundtables

Over the first half of 2021, CPD and our partners have been continuing to convene the Climate & Recovery Initiative (CRI), bringing together senior leaders from across Australia to address the intertwined challenges of...

Arjuna Dibley: Government-owned firms like Snowy Hydro can do better than building $600 million gas plants

Published in The Conversation on 20 May 2021. The Morrison government today announced it’s building a new gas power plant in the Hunter Valley, committing up to A$600 million for the government-owned corporation Snowy...

Sam Mostyn: An encouraging step in a long journey for women

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 May 2021 This week’s budget was an encouraging step towards rebalancing the national focus on increasing women’s workforce participation and economic security, and renewing commitments to women’s...

Introducing CPD’s Early Childhood Development Initiative

CPD’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Initiative aims to elevate children on the national policy agenda by developing a vision for an integrated ECD system that will deliver benefits for children, families and communities, particularly...

Tim Nelson: Australia’s states are forging ahead with ambitious emissions reductions. Imagine if they worked together

Published in The Conversation, 06 May 2021. In a recent article for The Conversation, our Research Committee Member Tim Nelson analysed how Australia’s states can better work together to reach ambitious new emissions targets....

Sam Mostyn: Investing in women will pay dividends for the whole economy

Published in The Age, 30 April 2021 Watching the fourth – and best – AFL women’s grand final two weeks ago, I felt a penny drop. Sun beamed on a legion of game-changer footballers in Adelaide,...

Companies warned that ‘greenwashing’ could have legal consequences

Published by RenewEconomy on Monday 26 April 2021. Company directors that rush to make net zero pledges without fully examining the firm’s ability to meet the goals could be guilty of “misleading or deceptive...

Directors liable for ‘greenwashing’ disclosures

Published in the AFR on Monday 26 April 2021 Companies and their directors could be sued for “greenwashing” their commitments to achieve their net zero carbon pledges or emissions reductions targets, according to a...

CPD releases new materials on directors’ duties, climate risk and net zero

Today, the Centre for Policy Development has released a range of new materials relating to directors’ duties and climate change that have emerged from a special roundtable convened by CPD in December 2020. That...

CPD is Hiring

Come and join the CPD team! We’re looking to recruit a Policy Adviser to join our growing team. Access the Position Description below for more information. Policy Adviser