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ASEAN Energy Business Forum

The ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF), was held in Bali on 25 August 2023. The Centre for Policy Development produced an event at the forum titled Investing in Energy Transition in Indonesia: Bridging the...

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Early Childhood Development Council – 4 August 2023

The seventh meeting of the Early Childhood Development Council was held in Canberra at Parliament House on Tuesday 29 November 2022. The council brings together senior policymakers from every Australian jurisdiction, policy researchers, industry...

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A brief history of Commonwealth involvement in early childhood education and care in Australia

Prior to 1972, long day care was provided by a mix of philanthropic and private organisations, having evolved separately to preschools (which were not considered to meet the needs of working mothers because of...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Intergenerational Report’s long-term wellbeing signposts

Intergenerational Report’s long-term wellbeing signposts Thursday 24 August 2023 – The Intergenerational Report released by Treasury today contains important signposts that the nation should heed to pursue long-term wellbeing, combat disadvantage and create opportunity...

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Lessons from Australia’s past national wellbeing approaches

Lessons from Australia’s past national wellbeing approaches Lessons from Australia's Past National Wellbeing Approaches (PDF) is a briefing paper from the Centre for Policy Development’s Wellbeing Initiative that examines Australia's history in relation to...

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2035 Climate Initiative Roundtable Three | July 19 2023

2035 Climate Initiative roundtable number three focused on Australia’s path to clean export industries like green steel and value-added critical minerals.

MEDIA RELEASE: Wellbeing framework supports economy that works for people

Measuring What Matters announcement positions Australia with leading global democracies It represents a vital upgrade from traditional economic measures It is designed to develop over time, providing guidance to public decision-makers Friday 21 July...

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CPD supports a Yes vote in the 2023 referendum to create a Voice to Government for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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The 2023 Federal Budget delivers some key elements of long-term wellbeing for Australia and the region, but these must be accompanied by deeper systemic reforms to change the things that matter most to Australians. 

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Adaptive Capacity: A tool for economic transition planning

Understanding Adaptive Capacity is a discussion paper from the Centre for Policy Development’s sustainable economy program. It follows previous reports on climate transition risks and challenges for local economies, and forms part of a...