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Climate & Recovery Initiative

CPD in partnership with ClimateWorks, Ai Group, ACTU and Pollination The Climate and Recovery Initiative brings together prominent leaders from government, business and civil society to identify the best ideas for aligning Australia’s economic...

Putting Language In Place: Improving the Adult Migrant English Program

The Centre for Policy Development is pleased to announce the release of a new report, Putting Language In Place: Improving the Adult Migrant English Program. The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) has been the...

CPD welcomes new CSIRO missions for Australia’s recovery and resilience

Today Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, has announced a suite of new ‘missions’ – major scientific and research collaborations aimed at achieving breakthroughs in response to Australia’s most pressing challenges.  In a National...

Cities and Settlement Knowledge Hub

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Cities and Settlement Knowledge Hub, an online resource for the settlement services sector, service providers, policy makers and other stakeholders. It’s a curated portal that brings...

Caitlin McCaffrie: Andaman Sea Crisis: Is the region really better off in 2020?

Published as part of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law’s Andaman Sea Crisis series on 6 August 2020 The Asia Pacific is experiencing another major test of regional cooperation, reminiscent of the 2015...

Travers McLeod: Democracy can never be sublet

Published in The Australian on 13 July 2020 Victoria’s decision to give private security contractors responsibility for quarantine hotels is the subject of a judicial inquiry, which will reveal the true cost of this...

How prepared is our financial system for climate shocks?

CPD CEO Travers McLeod was was on Radio National Breakfast with Norman Swan. You can listen to the interview here. The Reserve Bank of Australia has joined with 66 central banks from around the...

Annabel Brown and Caitlin McCaffrie: A chance to do better for migrants, and for the economy

Published in Inside Story on 25 May 2020 Covid-19 has exposed the flaws in Australia’s treatment of temporary migrants. Fortunately, a blueprint for change already exists. The tragic death of an international student in Sydney...

Travers McLeod: Here are 10 steps to build a stronger Australia after Coronavirus

Published in The Guardian on 05 May 2020 The steps Australia takes after Covid-19 can’t take us back to the way we were. The prime minister’s message after briefings from treasury and the Reserve...

Sam Mostyn and Travers McLeod: Coronavirus is a human crisis beyond most of our scariest dreams – we will need to restart our society

Published in The Guardian on 4 April 2020 Whether we like it or not, our economy – and indeed our society – is going to be remade over the coming months. But we do have a...