Employment Services

Council on Economic Participation for Refugees

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 in Melbourne. The Council is the first pillar of...

Cities and Settlement Initiative

Photo: The second meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees, in Fairfield NSW. In 2018 CPD launched our Cities and Settlement Initiative – a three-year program that aims to improve the economic...

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...

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...

Settling Better: Reforming refugee employment and settlement services | REPORT | February 2017

As a nation built on immigration, humanitarian migrants (refugees and others in refugee-like situations) make up only a small proportion of the entrants who settle in Australia. Over time, however, these refugees have made...

Grand alibis: how declining public sector capability affects services for the disadvantaged | REPORT | December 2015

CPD has released a new report called Grand alibis: how declining public sector capability affects services for the disadvantaged. In the report, authors Kelly Farrow, Robert Sturrock and Sam Hurley argue that government’s role in...