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Terry Moran AC delivers John Cain Lecture on ‘Federalism — Commonwealth, State and Local Government Working Together’

Federalism, subsidiarity, respect for local government and public enthusiasm for helping places around Australia to thrive economically and socially is the key to repairing the democratic vessel from which trust has leaked. Full speech...

Fourth ‘Mini’ Meeting | Council on Economic Participation for Refugees | August 2019

Key documents: Agenda Participants list Briefing materials Meeting summary The fourth ‘mini’ meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees was held on 8 August 2019 at the Canberra office of the Boston...

Climate Risk Update: Regulators in ‘lock-step on climate change’

Australia’s financial regulators continue to step up their leadership on climate change. Three key developments in August 2019 built on CPD’s research and series of landmark public statements on climate risk that we hosted...

Eighth meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | June 2019

Key documents for the eighth ADFM meeting: Full agenda and participant list Participant profiles Briefing Papers Co-Convenors’ Statement The eighth meeting of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) was held from 27-29 June...

Travers McLeod’s response to Rebecca Huntley’s Quarterly Essay, Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation

In reply to Rebecca Huntley’s Quarterly Essay, Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation TRAVERS MCLEOD At the heart of Rebecca Huntley’s Australia Fair is the idea that we are a nation of democrats. Our affinity with democracy...

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Dear CPD follower In the first half of 2019, CPD has worked hard to get results that are real and transformative. Our unique method — to create, connect and convince — has seen us shift the dial on how...

Bangladesh and its Emerging Role in the Region | ROUNDTABLE | June 2019

Yesterday, CPD co-hosted a special roundtable event with the Bangladesh High Commission on ‘Bangladesh and its Emerging Role in the Region: Bilateral Relations and Challenges for the Region from Forced Displacement’ in Melbourne. We...

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...

Third Meeting | Council on Economic Participation for Refugees | April 2019

Key documents: Agenda Participants list Briefing materials Meeting summary  The third meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees was held on 11/12 April 2019 at the Canberra office of the Boston Consulting...

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...