Policy papers

Introduction to the Track II Dialogue

Forced migration, asylum seeker and refugee flows continue to be hot topics in Australia, featuring strongly in our national conversation, political debates and media. They are also significant issues for our regional neighbours. CPD...

The longest conflict: Australia’s climate security challenge | REPORT | June 2015

Report launched by Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, former UK Government Climate & Energy Security Envoy, and Admiral Chris Barrie, former Chief of the Australian Defence Force. CPD has released a report exploring Australia’s preparedness...

Budgeting smarter, not harder: the failure of long-term thinking in the 2015 Intergenerational Report | REPORT | April 2015

CPD policy analyst Sam Hurley has responded to Treasurer Hockey’s call for a national conversation on Australia’s intergenerational challenges and opportunities in CPD’s new report, Budgeting smarter, not harder: the failure of long-term thinking in...

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Beyond the boats: building an asylum and refugee policy for the long term | LANDMARK REPORT | November 2014

Report from a high level roundtable on asylum and refugee policy convened by CPD, Australia21 and the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (UNSW) Now that the acute phase of boat arrivals appears over,...

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Net Advantage: securing our fisheries management | OCCASIONAL PAPER | October 2014

Australian fishing’s competitive edge boosted by marine reserves In Net advantage: securing our fisheries management, CPD researcher Michael Hayman argues Australian commercial fisheries can gain a global competitive edge by embracing the benefits of marine...

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False economies, including Good, better, best | LANDMARK REPORT | June 2014

False economies: unpacking public service efficiency In the wake of the National Commission of Audit and a bleak Federal Budget for public services, CPD releases the compiled and updated False economies series, including the...

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All boom, no benefit? Why Queensland needs a new economic strategy | OCCASIONAL PAPER | February 2014

CPD responds to the draft Queensland Plan, asking where economic growth will come from to lift incomes above the rest of Australia. All boom, no benefit?  from the Centre for Policy Development argues Queensland...

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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...