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The young ones – Millennials get a bad rap but they’re focused on a future where they will have to live | Op-ed Travers McLeod | March 2019

Published in the Australian on Friday, 15 Mar 2019 – Page 30 The young ones Millennials get a bad rap but they’re focused on a future where they will have to live If the...

On a mission to save democracy | CPD Op-Ed

Published in Inside Story on 7 December 2018 – Travers McLeod, Sam Hurley and Allison Orr Last week, former prime minister John Howard played down the Liberal Party’s hammering in the Victorian election by describing the state as...

Cities and Settlement Initiative

Photo: The second meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees, in Fairfield NSW. In 2018 CPD launched our Cities and Settlement Initiative – a three-year program that aims to improve the economic...

Step up? We’ve stepped aside by failing to sign migration pact | Op-ed | November 2018

Published in The Australian on 23 November 2018 “Step up or step aside.” This was former Indonesian foreign min­ister Hassan Wirajuda’s 2016 warning to Australia and Indonesia as co-chairs of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking...

Time for an Australian sustainable finance taskforce

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 22 July 2018. ASIC commissioner John Price.Photo: Jeremy Piper ASIC commissioner John Price left a Sydney audience in no room for doubt last month when he confirmed company directors risked...

Time to judge our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 11 June 2018. “We will never forget that 100 years ago a young and brave nation on the other side of the world made history by writing...

CPD Board member Sam Mostyn on the evolving role of company directors

Influential independent director and CPD Board Member Sam Mostyn delivered the  keynote at the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ 2018 Governance Summit on ‘’The evolving role of directors.” Full text of Sam Mostyn’s remarks...

Vale Bernie Shepherd, 30 May 1944 – 23 June 2017

 It is with great sadness that we say farewell to one of CPD’s dearest fellows, Mr Bernie Shepherd AM FACE. Bernie Shepherd was a public educator, school leader, scientist, researcher and writer like...

New US Secretary of Defence James Mattis and the lessons of history

When president-elect Donald Trump announced former general James Mattis as his pick for defence secretary, he described Mattis as “the closest thing” the US had to general George Patton. Patton led US forces in...

Outsiders: boats and babies and Here Come The Habibs

This session was originally broadcast on the ABC’s Radio National on 7 February 2016. The High Court has affirmed the Australian Government’s right to operate offshore detention centres, but the politics remain fraught....