CPD in the news

The vanishing private school – Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd

CPD fellows Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd have released a new analysis of public funding for private schools, calling for a new debate about whether this funding should come with the same obligations that govern the...

New US Secretary of Defence James Mattis and the lessons of history

When president-elect Donald Trump announced former general James Mattis as his pick for defence secretary, he described Mattis as “the closest thing” the US had to general George Patton. Patton led US forces in...

Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration – December update

The Secretariat and members of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) have been busy since meeting in Kuala Lumpur in September 2016. After the New York Refugee Summits in September, the ADFM Secretariat...

Public policy and political amnesia – CPD in The Canberra Times

Earlier in 2016, CPD Policy Director Sam Hurley spoke at a NSW Fabian Society event on the theme of “reforming the public sector for a more equal society”. Sam’s remarks explored themes in findings...

CEO Travers McLeod calls for an integrated approach to foreign policy development

Our CEO Travers McLeod was invited to contribute a think-piece for the Australian Council for International Development’s October 2016 National Conference, entitled Australia Ahead of the Curve: An agenda for international development to 2025. ACFID asked...

New legal opinion and business roundtable on climate risks and directors’ duties | LEGAL OPINION and ROUNDTABLE | October 2016

CPD has released a new legal opinion on the extent to which Australian corporate law permits (and indeed requires) company directors to take climate change into account when making decisions about company strategy, performance and...

Fellows Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepard continue to impact the education funding debate

Since the release of Uneven Playing Field: The State of Australia’s Schools, CPD has had a measurable impact on the public debate regarding the future of education policy. Our Fellows Chris Bonnor and Bernie...

CEO Travers McLeod talks forced migration and refugee intakes on RN ‘Drive’

On Wednesday night, Travers McLeod was invited on to the Radio National Drive Programme to discuss the recent high-level meetings on refugees and migrants. Travers spoke with Jonathan Green about the role Australia played...

Policy Director Sam Hurley on Radio National ‘Outsiders’

CPD Policy Director Sam gives his take on Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech and her American analogue the Donald on ABC Radio National’s Outsiders with Jonathan Green. Sam joined Eleanor Jackson from Peril Magazine and...

CEO Travers McLeod on ABC Radio National’s ‘Outsiders’

On Sunday CPD CEO Travers McLeod joined Santilla Chingaipe and Sabine Wolff as guests on Radio National’s Outsiders program with Jonathan Green. The panel discussed the latest revelations about conditions for asylum seekers on Nauru,...