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CPD in Inside Story: fixing education and financing government in uncertain times

In recent weeks, Inside Story has featured long-form analysis from CPD on two policy issues that are crucial to the election campaign and for the long-term: the future of Australia’s education system, and the...

Uneven playing field: the state of Australia’s schools | REPORT | June 2016

Education is at once the great social mobiliser and the great leveller in our society. Educated citizens are safeguards in our democracy, and an educated workforce is vital to a productive, innovative and entrepreneurial...

One year after the Andaman Sea refugee crisis – is the region better prepared?

In May last year, the discovery of mass graves on the Thai-Malaysia border and stranding at sea of around 8,000 people fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh cast the spotlight on the grave reality of forced migration in our...

CPD Fellow Chris Bonnor on disadvantage in our school system

On Tuesday 29 March, CPD fellow Chris Bonnor and his research partner and co-author Bernie Shepherd released School Daze: What My School really says about our schools. Using data available through the My School website, School Daze is...

CPD welcomes Terry Moran AC as new Chairperson

Today CPD is delighted to announce that Terry Moran AC will become our new Chairperson. Terry brings unrivalled depth of experience in making long-term public policy for Australia. His record speaks for itself – not least...

Defence White Paper marks a step forward in climate security debate

After much deliberation and delay the Turnbull Government released its Defence White Paper on 25 February 2016. Initial reactions to the White Paper from security experts and the media focused on spending promises, new kit, increased arms...

CPD Fellow Ryan Goss talks to ABC News 24 about the same-sex marriage plebiscite

This week, ANU constitutional law expert and CPD fellow Ryan Goss spoke to ABC News 24 about the history of plebiscites in Australia, and the options available to the Government for its proposed vote on...

Democracy and disillusionment in a digital era

Above: CPD hosts Simon Willis from Change.org at roundtables in Sydney and Melbourne, with generous support from BCG and ANU House Melbourne. In February 2016 CPD participated in a number of discussions on democratic...

Second meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | January 2016

The second Dialogue meeting took place in late January 2016. Download key documents below and read on for more about the meeting, including photos. Key documents for the second Dialogue meeting: Participant profiles Full agenda and participant...

CPD’s top speeches of 2015

Senator Muir surprised everyone with his election, then again with his moving maiden speech to Parliament. He was one of several Australians who gave powerful speeches in 2015. Photo source News Corp Australia article...