Publications

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Insuring Australia’s marine future | OCCASIONAL PAPER | March 2013

‘Marine protection insures against loss to environment and economy’ – CPD Marine economy fellow This report finds that Australia’s national network of marine parks will act as an insurance policy for commercial and recreational fishing Insuring...

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Whatever happened to the Big Society? | OCCASIONAL PAPER | February 2015

Update and epilogue to the 2012 CPD report, Big Society and Australia Whatever happened to the Big Society? | CPD OP25 | C Elliott | Feb 2013 CPD Researcher Cameron Elliot has produced a...

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Valuing Skills: Why vocational training matters | OCCASIONAL PAPER

New paper by CPD Research Director Christopher Stone Download Valuing Skills – Why vocational training matters paper In light of sweeping changes to vocational education and training (VET) provision in Victoria, and dramatic proposed...

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Farming smarter, not harder: securing our agricultural economy | LANDMARK REPORT

Australia must invest in soil health or miss the benefits of the world food boom Download Farming Smarter, Not Harder report in full Read what we’re reading: Sustainable Economy media, links and resources Read what key...

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Zoning South Australia’s marine parks | OCCASIONAL PAPER

CPD’s Marine Economy Fellow Caroline Hoisington has analysed the areas proposed for the creation of fully protected sanctuary zones in South Australia’s marine park network. The ecosystem service values covered by the new sanctuaries are...

Public works need public sector skills – the lost lessons of the BER program | OCCASIONAL PAPER

Despite significant public attention over the last two years, the lessons of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program remain poorly understood. While there were major differences between BER outcomes in different states, most...

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Marine Reserves Reality Check | OCCASIONAL PAPER

The economic cost of the Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network is small compared to its benefits. Wild claims of potential damage to fishing businesses are being made in the lead up to the final declaration...

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Preserving our marine wealth | OCCASIONAL PAPER

CPD’s analysis shows that the new National Marine Parks within the proposed Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network cover an area that provides $1.2 billion each year in ecosystem services which are not currently recognised in...

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Big Society | How the UK gov’t is dismantling the state and what it means for Australia | LANDMARK REPORT

Download Big Society and Australia report (5mB .pdf) “Bush declared war on terror, Blair declared war on crime and it’s like Cameron has declared war on the public sector.” It’s just over two years since...

Post Carbon Pathways? Necessary. Possible. Urgent | OCCASIONAL PAPER

Around the world an increasing number of detailed policy road maps are demonstrating the possibility – as well as the necessity and urgency – of a rapid transition to a just and sustainable post...