Programs

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...

Policy Director Sam Hurley on Radio National ‘Outsiders’

CPD Policy Director Sam gives his take on Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech and her American analogue the Donald on ABC Radio National’s Outsiders with Jonathan Green. Sam joined Eleanor Jackson from Peril Magazine and...

Fellow Ian McAuley sets out the negatives of neo-liberalism for modern democracies

CPD Fellow Ian McAuley discusses the challenges that will face our new government in an era of instability, due to both domestic politics and macroeconomic forces of globalisation. Writing for New Matilda, Ian explains...

Fellow Mark Triffitt reviews the kaleidoscopic nature of our new Parliament

CPD Fellow Mark Triffitt takes a look at the new makeup of the 45th Parliament of Australia and the increasingly insular and predictable nature of federal politics. For The Conversation, Mark describes an uninspiring...

Chairperson Terry Moran talks public service on University of Melbourne podcast

CPD Chairperson Terry Moran was a guest of the University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis on his podcast The Policy Shop. At the centre of the half hour discussion was the difficult question; “Has...

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...

Fellows Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd discuss NAPLAN results and education reform

The NAPLAN test results have been released and the annual contest over interpreting the performance of our school kids has begun. The results demonstrate a national performance plateauing in reading, writing and numeracy and...

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...