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Budgeting smarter, not harder: the failure of long-term thinking in the 2015 Intergenerational Report | REPORT | April 2015

CPD policy analyst Sam Hurley has responded to Treasurer Hockey’s call for a national conversation on Australia’s intergenerational challenges and opportunities in CPD’s new report, Budgeting smarter, not harder: the failure of long-term thinking in...

Dunlop, writing for the SMH, considers the perils, promise of a low-carbon Australia | 7 April 2015

Ian Dunlop, a contributing author to CPD’s publication More Than Luck: Ideas Australia, has recently considered Australia’s promise and lethargy as it faces the potential of transitioning to a low-carbon economy in response to climate change....

High-Level Social Service Delivery Roundtable | 10 March 2015

At the University of Melbourne on Tuesday 10th March, CPD hosted a high-level roundtable to explore some of the more challenging aspects of designing and implementing welfare services to assist vulnerable Australians. Roundtable attendees came...

McAuley fact-checks the health minister’s ‘doubled-in-a-decade’ spending comments | 11 March 2015

Ian McAuley, contributing author with the Centre for Policy Development, recently fact-checked Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley’s suggestion that Medicare spending has more than doubled in the last decade. The piece, which appeared in The...

Travers McLeod on The Drum talks ISIS, superannuation and homeopathy | 12 March 2015

Travers McLeod, CEO of The Centre for Policy Development, recently appeared on ABC’s The Drum, tackling a range of issues: from Australia’s response to ISIS, to the place of superannuation in Australia’s fiscal future, to whether...

Micro-parties reveal political system unfit for purpose: McLeod in The Conversation | 23 February 2015

In a piece for The Conversation, Travers McLeod, CEO of the Centre for Policy Development, joins Mark Triffit, a Melbourne University Public Policy lecturer, in suggesting that the rise of micro-parties reveals a political system...

Hurley, in The Age, urges the IGR to be a broader compass for the 21st century | 23 February 2015

In a piece for The Age, Sam Hurley, a Policy Analyst with the Centre for Policy Development, has suggested that the Intergenerational Report ‘is a perfect opportunity for the government to do something truly...

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Quiggin writes in The Guardian about the electorate’s distrust for ‘reform’ | 10 February 2015

Professor John Quiggin, a contributing author with the Centre for Policy Development, has suggested the Australian electorate has grown distrustful of the word ‘reform’. In an opinion piece for The Guardian, Quiggin suggests that since the...

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In The Conversation, Kulkarni and McLeod discuss the economic potential of liberalising ideas | 23 January 2015

In Prosperity or decline? Liberating ideas can reboot our economy Anand Kulkarni and Travers McLeod observe that Australia, in seeking to boost its economy, would be wise “to let ideas travel”. Liberating ideas and inculcating...

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Huffington Post on Beyond the Boats | December 2014

Travers McLeod is interviewed by Kyle Knight about Australia’s asylum seeker and refugee policy and CPD’s recent report Beyond the Boats, which recommended a regional Track II dialogue. “The fact that [Operation Sovereign Borders] has...