Effective Government

In a Class of Their Own | SERIES | 2018/19

In a Class of Their Own is a series of discussion papers to extend CPD’s research on a more equitable school system, exploring different facets of how Australia’s contemporary school system segregates and divides students, families...

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...

Second Meeting | Council on Economic Participation for Refugees | September 2018

Key documents: Agenda Participants list Briefing material Meeting summary The second meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees was held in Fairfield, NSW on 12/13 September 2018.  Fairfield is a primary settlement...

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...

‘Hubs of concentrated advantage’: selective schools need a rethink

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 16 July 2018. In the debate about selective schools, personal stories and beliefs can drown out evidence, especially when that evidence challenges the status quo. So we hear plenty...

Institutionalised Separation | DISCUSSION PAPER | July 2018

In a Class of Their Own series – Part Two Institutionalised Separation looks at inequity within selective schools and their impact on other schools, focussing on NSW. It presents evidence of dramatic, and deepening, educational...