Effective Government

Can Australia Deliver? | John Menadue Oration by Professor Megan Davis | October 2020

2020 John Menadue Oration by Professor Megan Davis Can Australia Deliver? The third instalment of CPD’s flagship event, named after our founding Chairperson John Menadue AO, reflected the world in which it took place....

Travers McLeod and Sam Mostyn: Australia needs to find its heart, brain and courage to recover from the Covid nightmare

Published in The Guardian on 11 October 2020. If there is a movie that offers an analogy for the federal budget and its place in Australia’s response to Covid, it might be the Wizard of...

New CPD Blueprint for Regional and Community Job Deals

The Centre for Policy Development is making available a range of policy proposals and materials relating to the delivery of employment services in Australia.  These materials are representative of CPD’s mission to boost economic...

Terry Moran: Consultants being public servants – The Select Committee

Published in The Mandarin on 04 August 2020 Malcolm Turnbull has bemoaned it. Our own Bernard Keane has criticised it. The Thodey Review has raised concerns about it. The ‘cult of the consultant’ has...

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...

Terry Moran: Reimagining Government

CPD Chair Terry Moran appeared as one of the panellists on a webinar series jointly hosted by the Centre for Public Impact (CPI) and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). You...

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...

Terry Moran and Travers McLeod opinion piece on the Thodey Review – Canberra Times

Waiting for the release of David Thodey’s review of the Australian Public Service was a bit like Waiting for Godot. No one seemed to know when it would arrive, even though it was commissioned...