Publications

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Getting the facts right on Solar | OCCASIONAL PAPER | December 2013

What is really driving higher electricity network costs… … and how can they be fairly shared between consumers? This report, prepared for CPD by the Australian PV Institute (APVI), is the first to examine...

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Marine protection dividend | OCCASIONAL PAPER | November 2013

Don’t quit before the full benefits flow CPD’s latest ‘marine economy’ report by former World Bank economist Caroline Hoisington, finds that marine parks deliver more over time As the NSW government considers marine management reforms,...

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False economies, Part 3: Bang for our bucks | LANDMARK REPORT | November 2013

Cheap at half the price?  CPD’s public service research director Christopher Stone contends that despite rhetoric to the contrary, the Australian public sector is efficient. Investigation of Australian public sector in terms of results...

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Too many ports in a storm | OCCASIONAL PAPER | November 2013

‘Queensland faces significant risks from port duplication’ – Laura Eadie CPD dips a toe into Great Barrier Reef waters, asking what really drives the ‘ad hoc’ expansion of ports along Queensland’s coast. Too many ports...

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Investing in agriculture’s future: CPD case studies report | DISCUSSION PAPER | September 2013

CPD case studies inform sustainable food summit Public policy think tank Global Access Partners holds its annual growth summit each September in the Parliament House of a hosting state for a select audience of...

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Death by a thousand cuts: how governments undermine their own productivity | OCCASIONAL PAPER | August 2013

Death by a thousand cuts: how governments undermine their own productivity A new report by Centre for Policy Development (CPD) public service research director Christopher Stone and industrial relations policy expert Kathy MacDermott finds...

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False economies, Part 2: Doing less with less | LANDMARK REPORT | May 2013

Why some cuts hurt more than others In Doing less with less, CPD public service Research Director Christopher Stone contends that sometimes cutting can cost more than it saves. Shifting responsibility to the private sector is not a...

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Going solar: renewing Australia’s electricity options | LANDMARK REPORT | April 2013

Recent debates around electricity prices and renewable energy policy have largely ignored the rapid drop in solar technology costs, and the cost and risks associated with ‘business as usual’. Download Going Solar report Going solar is the...

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Post Carbon Pathways 2013 report| DISCUSSION PAPER | April 2013

Post Carbon Pathways: Creating a just and resilient post carbon future This report by John Wiseman,Taegen Edwards, and Kate Luckins draws on in-depth interviews with leading international researchers, policy makers and activists on actions...

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False economies, Part 1: Decoding efficiency | LANDMARK REPORT | February 2013

Translating the jargon on public sector efficiency CPD’s public service Research Director Christopher Stone contends that if we don’t want services to run down, we need to consider results as well as resources when...