Effective Government

Post-budget review | ANU-CPD POLICY DIALOGUE | May 2018

On 10 May 2018, CPD and ANU invited leaders from government, business, civil society, academia and the media to reflect on the mid-term implications of the federal budget and to discuss how Australia’s fiscal...

Cities and Settlement

CPD is proud to announce our Cities and Settlement Initiative, consisting of three pillars delivered over three years. The Cities and Settlement Initiative (CSI) aims to improve the economic participation of refugees in Australia....

Has Gonski stepped outside the square? I CHRIS BONNOR I Inside Story

CHRIS BONNOR, published in Inside Story on 20 APRIL 2018 The second Gonski report has been presented to the federal government, and will soon to be made public. Will it back innovative ideas to improve...

Decentralisation and Democratic Renewal | ANU-CPD POLICY DIALOGUE | March 2018

On 29 March 2018, CPD and ANU invited leaders from government, business, civil society, academia and the media to discuss the question ‘can decentralisation boost our regions and improve Australia’s democracy?’. The roundtable considered...

Council on Economic Participation for Refugees

Key documents: Full agenda Participant list First Council summary On 22 February 2018, CPD convened the first meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees (the Council), hosted by the Boston Consulting Group...

A Creeping Indigenous Separation | DISCUSSION PAPER | February 2018

In a Class of Their Own – February 2018 Over the past two years, CPD has highlighted inequity in the funding of Australia’s schools and a growing concentration of disadvantaged students in poorer schools....

Most Indigenous students consigned to schools with least capacity to help

CHRIS BONNOR published in The Guardian 19 February 2018 Layers are being created within and between Indigenous communities, making closing the gap ever more difficult We are now into the tenth anniversary of...

Big, impersonal and opaque: how Jobactive is failing jobseekers

ROB STURROCK published in Inside Story 1 FEBRUARY 2018 A new strategy would start by recognising that the market alone can’t help many jobless Australians find work What is government’s role? Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese with prime...

Terry Moran AC, CPD’s Chair and Former Head of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet discussed the leaked cabinet documents with Leigh Sales

TRANSCRIPT: LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has now launched an urgent investigation into what happened. Terry Moran headed that department from 2008 to 2011, a period covered by...

What Do Australians Want? Active and Effective Government Fit for the Ages | DISCUSSION PAPER | December 2017

Today CPD releases its latest research – a new discussion paper called “What do Australian’s Want? Active and Effective Government Fit for the Ages.” This paper draws on new attitudes research commissioned by CPD...