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Directors liable for ‘greenwashing’ disclosures

Published in the AFR on Monday 26 April 2021 Companies and their directors could be sued for “greenwashing” their commitments to achieve their net zero carbon pledges or emissions reductions targets, according to a...

CPD releases new materials on directors’ duties, climate risk and net zero

Today, the Centre for Policy Development has released a range of new materials relating to directors’ duties and climate change that have emerged from a special roundtable convened by CPD in December 2020. That...

CPD is Hiring

Come and join the CPD team! We’re looking to recruit a Policy Adviser to join our growing team. Access the Position Description below for more information. Policy Adviser

Recent Submissions

Across the early months of 2021, CPD has made a number of important submissions to various government inquiries. Read on for more details below. In late February, CPD made a submission to the National...

Zoe Whitton on a gas-fired future

Broadcast on Monday 12 April 2021 CPD Board Member Zoe Whitton appeared on the ABC’s Four Corners to discuss what’s behind the Federal Government’s push for a gas-fired future. Watch the full episode below:

Sam Mostyn in the Media

March was a busy month in the media for our Deputy Chair Sam Mostyn. Follow the links below to watch (and listen to) all of her appearances. Broadcast on 08 March 2021. Sam...

Travers McLeod: The public sector’s pandemic: Part 1

Recorded on 03 April 2021. In the first of a four-part series, CPD CEO Travers McLeod spoke to Geraldine Doogue on ABC Saturday Extra about public sector capability, and the strengths, weaknesses and challenges...

Toby Phillips: Global climate action will reshape Australia’s trade

Published in The Australian Financial Review, 09 February 2021 Last week at the National Press Club, the Prime Minister said Australia would “reach net zero emissions as soon as possible, and preferably by 2050”. Those final...

Discussion Paper: Chasing the Pack

In a paper released today by the Centre for Policy Development (CPD), Program Director Toby Phillips analyses how Australia’s immediate economic and diplomatic future could be defined by global activity around climate diplomacy, green...

Virtual Roundtable on Mainstreaming Child Protection in the Context of International Migration

In December 2020 the Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) was pleased to co-convene a virtual regional roundtable with the International Detention Coalition (IDC), focused on mainstreaming child protection in the...