Intergenerational Wellbeing

Congratulations to Fellow Fiona Armstrong

CPD wholeheartedly congratulates Fellow Fiona Armstrong, who was named as one of the ‘100 Women of Influence 2016’ by the Financial Review and Westpac. Fiona was deservedly recognised on the list of prominent Australian women...

Third meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | September 2016

The third Dialogue meeting took place in September 2016. Download key documents below and read on for more about the meeting, including photos. Key documents for the third Dialogue meeting: Participant profiles Full agenda...

CEO Travers McLeod talks forced migration and refugee intakes on RN ‘Drive’

On Wednesday night, Travers McLeod was invited on to the Radio National Drive Programme to discuss the recent high-level meetings on refugees and migrants. Travers spoke with Jonathan Green about the role Australia played...

Fellows Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepard demonstrate the inconsistencies in school funding in new essay

Following the release of their number crunching report on the unfairness and inequalities of our current school funding system, CPD Fellows Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepard implore education ministers to review the evidence for...

Fellow Peter Whiteford analyses a new ‘investment approach’ to social services

CPD Fellow Peter Whiteford outlines the intricacies and analyses the calculations behind the Coalition’s tentative entry into the new ‘investment approach’ to funding welfare. Writing for The Conversation, Peter unpacks the “$4.8 trillion dollar...

Fellow Chris Bonnor comments on more new findings on unfairness in education funding

CPD Fellow Chris Bonnor comments on Fairfax’s recent findings that state schools are scrambling for funding and are increasingly divided by socio-economic status. The contrast between the fees and payments by parents to wealthy...

CPI and CPD deliver roundtable on settlement services for refugees

Across western democracies there are increasingly heated public discussions about the role of immigration in society. Despite the economic and social benefits of immigration being well documented, the consensus supporting immigration is fraying. It...

Fellow Ryan Goss on the unnecessary marriage equality plebiscite

CPD Fellow Ryan Goss outlines the legal issues that a plebiscite on same-sex marriage would present to the Parliament and High Court of Australia. In his piece for The Conversation, Ryan approaches the controversial...

Support CPD’s “$20 in 2016” appeal!

Click here to help us remain a laboratory for long-term policy development  Our end of financial year appeal comes at a very uncertain time in Australian politics. Slogans and...

One year after the Andaman Sea refugee crisis – is the region better prepared?

In May last year, the discovery of mass graves on the Thai-Malaysia border and stranding at sea of around 8,000 people fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh cast the spotlight on the grave reality of forced migration in our...