Democratic Renewal

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 – 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....

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...

Why trust matters in our democracy – Conversation with Charlie Leadbeater | ROUNDTABLE | June 2017

On Wednesday, 7 June 2017, CPD was excited to host our special guest Charlie Leadbeater for a roundtable on the topic of  “Why trust matters for our democracy”.  Charlie is one of...

Fellow Mark Triffitt on what Trump’s rise and fall means for US politics

While the successful candidacy of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump may appear to be increasingly unlikely, his rise and appeal to tens of millions of supporters remains an area of great concern for Fellow...

Policy Director Sam Hurley on Radio National ‘Outsiders’

CPD Policy Director Sam gives his take on Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech and her American analogue the Donald on ABC Radio National’s Outsiders with Jonathan Green. Sam joined Eleanor Jackson from Peril Magazine and...

Fellow Mark Triffitt reviews the kaleidoscopic nature of our new Parliament

CPD Fellow Mark Triffitt takes a look at the new makeup of the 45th Parliament of Australia and the increasingly insular and predictable nature of federal politics. For The Conversation, Mark describes an uninspiring...