Effective Government

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...

How can Australia’s Democracy Deliver? | ROUNDTABLE | November 2017

Key documents for the roundtable: Full agenda Participant list Participant profiles Speakers: Dr Nikolas Kirby (Research Fellow and Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Oxford, and Director of the Building Integrity Program...

Can Democracy Deliver? | John Menadue Oration by Marty Natalegawa | November 2017

CPD’s Inaugural Annual John Menadue Oration – “Can Democracy Deliver?” Remarks by Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa[1] Melbourne, 2 November 2017 Listen to an audio recording of the full oration here. “Can democracy deliver? As one who...

John Menadue Oration by Marty Natalegawa | 2 November 2017 | Melbourne

CPD’s Inaugural Annual John Menadue Oration – “Can Democracy Deliver?” Remarks by Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa[1] Melbourne, 2 November 2017 Listen to an audio recording of the full oration here. “Can democracy deliver? As one who...

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...

Losing the Game: State of our schools in 2017 | REPORT | June 2017

Six years after the recommendations from the original Gonski Review into education were published, Australia is once again on the cusp of major education reform. In early May, the Turnbull Government surprised everyone by proposing...