All Posts By

Budget submission 2008/09

In response to Treasurer Wayne Swan’s invitation to submit ideas for the new Government’s first budget, CPD members Ian McAuley, Ben Eltham, John Menadue, and Miriam Lyons prepared a submission based on the Centre’s...

No-one runs hospitals: John Menadue at RACMA meeting

CPD Chair John Menadue presented to the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) meeting on February 21, 2008, a paper on the need for structural reform in our health system entitled ‘No-one runs...

AFR 10th Annual Health Congress: Building a healthcare system around people and their needs

CPD Chair John Menadue and fellow Ian MacAuley will speak at the Australian Financial Review’s annual Health Congress held in Sydney on February 27th-29th, 2008.

Election Review: Did technology influence the outcome?

CPD Director Miriam Lyons joins experts from Australia and the US to discuss the role of new media technology as a campaign tool in our own Federal Election – and across the Pacific in...

Tax cuts preventing infrastructure growth

CPD fellow Fred Argy, author of ‘Australia’s Fiscal Striaghtjacket‘, discussed the downside of tax cuts on ABC Radio, November 15.

John Menadue at the Victorian Healthcare Association conference

John Menadue addressed the Victorian Healthcare Association on ‘the reform agenda’ on Tuesday November 13, 2007. His speech is available for download here.

Coalition tax cuts a chimera, finds CPD fellow

As reported in The Age and in New Matilda, analysis by CPD fellow Ian McAuley demonstrates that the tax cuts announced by the Coalition would probably have no greater effect than indexing current tax...

REAL WORLD ECONOMICS: invitation to contribute

Critiques of orthodox economics have proliferated in recent times, but often these critiques are not translated into alternative principles for policy-making. The Centre for Policy Development is calling for submissions of articles and papers...

Integrating our health system — a map for the reform journey

The lack of integration between state and federal health programs is a costly mistake, one that must be remedied if we are to achieve quality, equitable and cost effective health care. In this paper...