Policy papers

Ethnic Divides in Schooling | DISCUSSION PAPER | May 2019

In a Class of Their Own series – Part Four Introduction Australian schools are more culturally diverse than ever. Many decades of migration, from increasingly diverse source countries, have created a rich mix of...

Seven Steps to SUCCESS: Enabling Refugee Entrepreneurs to Flourish | REPORT | April 2019

Today CPD and Open Political Economy Network (OPEN) have released a new report, Seven Steps to SUCCESS: Enabling Refugee Entrepreneurs to Flourish. The report was written by Philippe Legrain, founder of OPEN, and Andrew Burridge, CPD...

Avoiding a Crisis within a Crisis | ADFM Trafficking Risk Assessment | March 2019

Addressing the risks of human trafficking, migrant smuggling and related exploitation arising from the Rohingya displacement in Cox’s Bazar. Between March and November 2018, the Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM)...

Public authority directors’ duties and climate change | DISCUSSION PAPER | January 2019

CPD has released a new discussion paper on the legal obligations of public sector corporate boards and directors to consider climate-related risks. Public authority directors’ duties and climate change finds that these directors likely...

Separating Scholars | DISCUSSION PAPER | January 2019

In a Class of Their Own series – Part Three EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This discussion paper analyses how schools are changing over time, especially in terms of enrolment characteristics and the school achievement measures...

Institutionalised Separation | DISCUSSION PAPER | July 2018

In a Class of Their Own series – Part Two Institutionalised Separation looks at inequity within selective schools and their impact on other schools, focussing on NSW. It presents evidence of dramatic, and deepening, educational...

Climate Horizons | REPORT AND PUBLIC EVENT | June 2018

Full audio of ASIC Commissioner John Price’s address and the panel discussion at our public forum is here: CPD has released its latest report on how Australian companies, investors and policymakers can manage...

A Creeping Indigenous Separation | DISCUSSION PAPER | February 2018

In a Class of Their Own series – Part One Over the past two years, CPD has highlighted inequity in the funding of Australia’s schools and a growing concentration of disadvantaged students in poorer...

What Do Australians Want? Active and Effective Government Fit for the Ages | DISCUSSION PAPER | December 2017

Today CPD releases its latest research – a new discussion paper called “What do Australian’s Want? Active and Effective Government Fit for the Ages.” This paper draws on new attitudes research commissioned by CPD...

Climate horizons: next steps for scenario analysis in Australia | DISCUSSION PAPER AND PUBLIC FORUM | November 2017

Today CPD releases a new discussion paper on how business and investors can use scenario analysis in order to better understand and respond to climate-related risks and opportunities. The paper, Climate horizons: next steps...