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APRA lays down a marker on climate change risks in the financial sector

Today Australia’s prudential regulator has laid down an important marker on climate-related risks and their impact on the financial sector. This new statement from the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority came in a speech on 17 February by...

The vanishing private school – Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd

CPD fellows Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd have released a new analysis of public funding for private schools, calling for a new debate about whether this funding should come with the same obligations that govern the...

Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration – December update

The Secretariat and members of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) have been busy since meeting in Kuala Lumpur in September 2016. After the New York Refugee Summits in September, the ADFM Secretariat...

Fellow Ian Dunlop calls for political-climate honesty and responsibility

As Federal Parliament wraps up for 2016, we’ve witnessed another year of dismal, polarising discussion of climate change. Instead of talking about the energy, health, economic and security implications of climate change, the political...

Avoiding gridlock: policy directions for Australia’s electricity system | DISCUSSION PAPER | December 2016

Today CPD is releasing a new paper titled Avoiding Gridlock: Policy Directions for Australia’s Electricity System. The paper is written by Alexander Marks, who was the recipient of the 2016 CPD Sustainable Economy Program Studentship....

Public policy and political amnesia – CPD in The Canberra Times

Earlier in 2016, CPD Policy Director Sam Hurley spoke at a NSW Fabian Society event on the theme of “reforming the public sector for a more equal society”. Sam’s remarks explored themes in findings...

Fellow John Menadue recounts immigration policies of PM Fraser on ABC’s AM

On Saturday CPD’s founding Chairperson and Fellow John Menadue AO spoke with Elizabeth Jackson on ABC Radio AM programme, commenting on recent remarks by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton about “mistakes” made in immigration policy...

CPD Fellows contribute to Guardian special investigation on private health insurance

Three CPD Fellows feature prominently in Melissa Davey’s ‘Sick System, a special investigation series on private health insurance for The Guardian. CPD Fellows Ian McAuley, Jennifer Doggett and Founding Chair and Fellow John Menadue...

CEO Travers McLeod calls for an integrated approach to foreign policy development

Our CEO Travers McLeod was invited to contribute a think-piece for the Australian Council for International Development’s October 2016 National Conference, entitled Australia Ahead of the Curve: An agenda for international development to 2025. ACFID asked...

New legal opinion and business roundtable on climate risks and directors’ duties | LEGAL OPINION and ROUNDTABLE | October 2016

CPD has released a new legal opinion on the extent to which Australian corporate law permits (and indeed requires) company directors to take climate change into account when making decisions about company strategy, performance and...