Australia’s Public Sector

1st ANU-CPD POLICY DIALOGUE ’17 | Australian Foreign Policy White Paper – challenges and opportunities | April 2017

This year CPD is excited to partner with the Australian National University (ANU) for a new event series. Co-hosted by the two institutions, the ANU-CPD Policy Dialogues are a series of high-level conversations on some...

The vanishing private school – Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd

CPD fellows Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd have released a new analysis of public funding for private schools, calling for a new debate about whether this funding should come with the same obligations that govern the...

Chairperson Terry Moran’s vision for the ‘new age’ of Public Sector capability

In a speech to the Technology One conference in Brisbane on 14 October, CPD Chairperson Terry Moran AC outlined the five principles and key reforms that the Australian Public Sector need to adopt to...

Chairperson Terry Moran on the role of public service Secretaries

Our Chair Terry Moran was called on for comment by David Donaldson in his new Mandarin article on the differing views of the ideal tenure and longevity of top bureaucrats and secretaries. Asked what...

Fellow Peter Whiteford analyses a new ‘investment approach’ to social services

CPD Fellow Peter Whiteford outlines the intricacies and analyses the calculations behind the Coalition’s tentative entry into the new ‘investment approach’ to funding welfare. Writing for The Conversation, Peter unpacks the “$4.8 trillion dollar...

Chairperson Terry Moran talks public service on University of Melbourne podcast

CPD Chairperson Terry Moran was a guest of the University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis on his podcast The Policy Shop. At the centre of the half hour discussion was the difficult question; “Has...

Grand alibis: how declining public sector capability affects services for the disadvantaged | REPORT | December 2015

CPD has released a new report called Grand alibis: how declining public sector capability affects services for the disadvantaged. In the report, authors Kelly Farrow, Robert Sturrock and Sam Hurley argue that government’s role in...

Department of Health’s policy and reform potential | John Menadue – Thought Starters

  John Menadue considers the ability of the Department of Health to develop good health policy and manage health reform.  I have frequently raised my concerns about the ability of the Department of Health to...

McAuley and Lyons’ latest work Governomics considers the public sector’s beneficial output | 6 July 2015

CPD fellows Ian McAuley and Miriam Lyons explore the beneficial place of the public sector in their latest work Governomics. The book, which dissects the conventional and prevalent discourse of ‘small government’ in Australia, shows that an emaciated...

McAuley finds much to commend in Atkinson’s latest work on inequality | 2 July 2015

CPD fellow Ian McAuley (pictured) reviews Anthony Atkinson’s recent work Inequality: What Can Be Done? If, last year, you waded through the 700 pages of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century you might reasonably...