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A Creeping Indigenous Separation | DISCUSSION PAPER | February 2018

In a Class of Their Own – February 2018 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 schools....

Big, impersonal and opaque: how Jobactive is failing jobseekers

ROB STURROCK published in Inside Story 1 FEBRUARY 2018 A new strategy would start by recognising that the market alone can’t help many jobless Australians find work What is government’s role? Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese with prime...

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...

Can Democracy Deliver? | John Menadue Oration by Marty Natalegawa | November 2017

CPD’s Inaugural Annual John Menadue Oration – “Can Democracy Deliver?” Remarks by Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa[1] Melbourne, 2 November 2017 Listen to an audio recording of the full oration here. “Can democracy deliver? As one who...

The Centre for Policy Development supports marriage equality

The Centre for Policy Development’s Board met last night for its Annual General Meeting and confirmed the organisation’s support for marriage equality.  CPD is an independent and non-partisan Approved Research Institute. Our values...

Fifth meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | September 2017

Key documents for the fifth ADFM meeting: Full agenda and participant list Briefing papers Participant profiles Press Release The fifth meeting of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) took place on 10-12 September...

Cities as Policy Shapers | ANU-CPD POLICY DIALOGUE | August 2017

You can listen to the opening remarks of our speakers here: Our rapidly urbanising world faces unprecedented social, environmental and economic challenges, all of which will be keenly felt in cities. They...

Vale Bernie Shepherd, 30 May 1944 – 23 June 2017

 It is with great sadness that we say farewell to one of CPD’s dearest fellows, Mr Bernie Shepherd AM FACE. Bernie Shepherd was a public educator, school leader, scientist, researcher and writer like...

Directors’ Duties and Climate Risks | PUBLIC PANEL | June 2017

On June 8, CPD and EY convened an expert panel to discuss the role company directors need to play in response to climate-related risks to their business, and what this means for other sustainability...

Why trust matters in our democracy – Conversation with Charlie Leadbeater | ROUNDTABLE | June 2017

On Wednesday, 7 June 2017, CPD was excited to host our special guest Charlie Leadbeater for a roundtable on the topic of  “Why trust matters for our democracy”.  Charlie is one of...