Democratic Renewal

Terry Moran AC delivers John Cain Lecture on ‘Federalism — Commonwealth, State and Local Government Working Together’

Federalism, subsidiarity, respect for local government and public enthusiasm for helping places around Australia to thrive economically and socially is the key to repairing the democratic vessel from which trust has leaked. Full speech...

The Australian criminal justice system and deep disadvantage I ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue I November 2019

On 15 November, we hosted our fourth ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue for 2019. Our focus was the Australian criminal justice system and deep disadvantage. The roundtable discussion featured opening remarks from Professor Lorana Bartels (Program...

Travers McLeod’s response to Rebecca Huntley’s Quarterly Essay, Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation

In reply to Rebecca Huntley’s Quarterly Essay, Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation TRAVERS MCLEOD At the heart of Rebecca Huntley’s Australia Fair is the idea that we are a nation of democrats. Our affinity with democracy...

The young ones – Millennials get a bad rap but they’re focused on a future where they will have to live | Op-ed Travers McLeod | March 2019

Published in the Australian on Friday, 15 Mar 2019 – Page 30 The young ones Millennials get a bad rap but they’re focused on a future where they will have to live If the...

On a mission to save democracy | CPD Op-Ed

Published in Inside Story on 7 December 2018 – Travers McLeod, Sam Hurley and Allison Orr Last week, former prime minister John Howard played down the Liberal Party’s hammering in the Victorian election by describing the state as...

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...

A Creeping Indigenous Separation | DISCUSSION PAPER | February 2018

In a Class of Their Own series – Part One 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...

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...