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Micro-parties reveal political system unfit for purpose: McLeod in The Conversation | 23 February 2015

In a piece for The Conversation, Travers McLeod, CEO of the Centre for Policy Development, joins Mark Triffit, a Melbourne University Public Policy lecturer, in suggesting that the rise of micro-parties reveals a political system...

Hurley, in The Age, urges the IGR to be a broader compass for the 21st century | 23 February 2015

In a piece for The Age, Sam Hurley, a Policy Analyst with the Centre for Policy Development, has suggested that the Intergenerational Report ‘is a perfect opportunity for the government to do something truly...

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Quiggin writes in The Guardian about the electorate’s distrust for ‘reform’ | 10 February 2015

Professor John Quiggin, a contributing author with the Centre for Policy Development, has suggested the Australian electorate has grown distrustful of the word ‘reform’. In an opinion piece for The Guardian, Quiggin suggests that since the...

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In The Conversation, Kulkarni and McLeod discuss the economic potential of liberalising ideas | 23 January 2015

In Prosperity or decline? Liberating ideas can reboot our economy Anand Kulkarni and Travers McLeod observe that Australia, in seeking to boost its economy, would be wise “to let ideas travel”. Liberating ideas and inculcating...

Sydney Morning Herald on false economies and the efficiency dividend | 2 January 2015

Gareth Hutchens discusses the efficiency of public service job cuts in Why this obsession with cutting public service jobs?, citing CPD’s False Economies report with approval: [It] will be a useful paper to revisit...

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Huffington Post on Beyond the Boats | December 2014

Travers McLeod is interviewed by Kyle Knight about Australia’s asylum seeker and refugee policy and CPD’s recent report Beyond the Boats, which recommended a regional Track II dialogue. “The fact that [Operation Sovereign Borders] has...

Beyond the boats: building an asylum and refugee policy for the long term | Report launch and media

Asylum and refugee policy report launched by The Hon Fred Chaney AO, Senior Australian of the Year 2014 and CPD Patron The Beyond the boats report stemmed from a high-level roundtable on asylum and refugee policy held at Parliament...

The Wire | 19 November 2014

Centre for Policy Development CEO, Travers McLeod, joins Shannon Kilgariff on The Wire to discuss the government’s recent decision to deny refugees who have applied for UNHCR status in Indonesia resettlement in Australia after...

CCTV America | 13 November 2014

Travers McLeod interviewed by CCTV America In the lead up to the weekend’s G20 Leaders’ Summit, Travers McLeod spoke to China Central Television America about Australia’s role in combating global climate change. “The reality...

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The Sydney Morning Herald | 5 November 2014

Australia needs long term policy to handle immigration, says major new report Sarah Whyte talks to Paris Aristotle about Beyond the boats  The Abbott government may have claimed victory in stopping the boats, but...