Australia’s Public Sector

McAuley and Lyons’ latest work Governomics considers the public sector’s beneficial output | 6 July 2015

CPD fellows Ian McAuley and Miriam Lyons explore the beneficial place of the public sector in their latest work Governomics. The book, which dissects the conventional and prevalent discourse of ‘small government’ in Australia, shows that an emaciated...

McAuley finds much to commend in Atkinson’s latest work on inequality | 2 July 2015

CPD fellow Ian McAuley (pictured) reviews Anthony Atkinson’s recent work Inequality: What Can Be Done? If, last year, you waded through the 700 pages of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century you might reasonably...

Canberra Times

The Canberra Times | 28 May

Front page of The Canberra Times! Public cuts can ‘create waste’ Doing less with less receives strong coverage CPD’s new report by research director Christopher Stone, Doing less with less, second instalment to False economies, has been covered...

Decoding efficiency infograph

Secure Jobs in a Green Future conference |

 Public service research director addresses employment issues National Conference 2013 Secure Jobs in a Green Future AUSTRALIAN LEFT RENEWAL CONFERENCE WEEKEND APRIL 6-7, 2013, UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY BUILDING A STRONGER LEFT | UNITING...

The Daily, 2SER | 5 April

Christopher Stone interviewed about Decoding efficiency Joel Rosenzweig interviewed Chris Stone, to further demystify the jargon and hype surrounding so-called efficiency reforms. Sometimes, when not done with due care and consideration for results as...

Tim Roxburgh | Radio Newcastle 1233, 27 Sept 2012

Public works need public sector skills – CPD Fellow interviewed by Jill Emberson Tim Roxburgh dispels the myths surrounding the purported failures of the Government’s ‘Building the Education Revolution’, designed to stimulate the economy while...

Verona Burgess | Australian Financial Review, 7 September

State governments did better Verona Burgess has presaged an upcoming paper by CPD fellow Tim Roxburgh which analyses lessons which should have been learnt from the Building the Education Revolution program. In his paper,...

Markus Mannheim | The Age, 4 September 2012

Public Sector Informant: How big is our government? Markus Mannheim analysed comments in The Australian last week by the head of the Business Council of Australia, Tony Shepherd, with reference to findings from an earlier CPD...

What did 15,000 public servants ever do for us, right? Wrong | SMH Opinion, 14 June 2012

CPD Research Director Dr James Whelan penned an opinion piece at the invitation of Sydney Morning Herald opinion editor Joel Gibson. The piece considers our research report on Big Society and Australia, in light...

Staying Ahead of the Game: The World’s Best Public Service

Just over a year ago, the Australian Government concluded a major review of the Australian Public Service. Ahead of the Game, the review’s final report, contained 28 actions to help create ‘the World’s best...