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Australia’s access to capital may be strangled over climate stance

Article by Lucas Baird featuring CPD’s Climate & Recovery Initiative, published in the Australian Financial Review on 22 September 2021. Australia risks punishment from global markets that will blow out the cost of, and...

How private management consultants took over the public service

Published in The Saturday Paper on October 9 2021. By Rick Morton, with comments from CEO Travers McLeod and Board Chair Terry Moran. On June 7, global management consulting firm McKinsey and Company was awarded a...

Virtual Workshop on Access to Education for Refugee and Migrant Children | 9 September 2021

In September 2021 the Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) was pleased to co-convene a virtual workshop with the International Detention Coalition (IDC), focused on access to education for refugee and migrant. This is the...

Travers McLeod and Toby Phillips: Time to respond to the climate for investment

A shorter version of this op-ed was published in The Australian on 29 September 2021. While Scott Morrison met with Quad leaders at the White House last week in the wake of the AUKUS...

Sixth Climate & Recovery Initiative stakeholder roundtable

The Climate and Recovery Initiative’s sixth roundtable, held on Thursday 9 September 2021, captured a sense of urgency and momentum towards coordinated and ambitious action on climate change. Prominent leaders from government, business, and...

Travers McLeod’s response to George Megalogenis’ Quarterly Essay, Exit Strategy: Politics After the Pandemic

Published in The Quarterly Essay 83, September 2021 Reading Exit Strategy as most of Australia went back into lockdown with one of the world’s worst vaccination rates made me wonder whether the title was an...

Andrew Hudson & Dewi Fortuna Anwar: Time to strengthen Australia-Indonesia partnership

Published in The Jakarta Post on September 8 2021 On Thursday, the Foreign and Defence Ministers from Indonesia and Australia are due to meet in Jakarta for vital talks. The stakes are high. No Australian minister has visited...

Leslie Loble, Travers McLeod & Jen Jackson: America has a big-picture vision for its children, so why don’t we?

Published in The Age on September 1, 2021 Amid fears about the long-term impact of COVID on kids, it’s worth reflecting on the bigger picture for children in Australia – the story we have much greater...

Australia should take 20,000 Afghan Refugees

Thursday 19 August 2021 CPD is calling on the the Australian government to accept 20,000 Afghan refugees in addition to its normal humanitarian resettlement intake. Australia cannot escape its responsibilities to Afghanistan and the...

CPD appears at the Senate inquiry into the current capability of the Australian Public Service

On Friday 6 August 2021, CPD’s CEO Travers McLeod, CPD Chairperson Terry Moran AC and Senior Policy Advisor Frances Kitt appeared at the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee’s inquiry into the current capability...