CPD in the news

Ben Eltham: Forget Crean, real changes in cultural policy will come down to Conroy

CPD Fellow Ben Eltham reveals who’ll be in charge of the real cultural policy action in Australia’s new ministerial line-up. First published in Crikey on September 17 2010. We have a new arts minister:...

John Menadue: What was wrong with the election coverage & how we fix it

John Menadue, is not only the founding chair of the CPD but also one of Australia’s most experienced public administrators and thinkers. He has worked for both Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser and is...

Jennifer Doggett: takes a rural look at the private health insurance rebate

CPD Fellow Jennifer Doggett, writing in Crikey’s health blog Croakey, argues that the private health insurance rebate rips off the bush. First published September 16 2010. “All consumers, with the possible exception of medical...

James Arvanitakis: Debate suffers when pollies think we’re too dumb to get it.

Jame Arvanitakis argues that it is time to leave the sceptics and slogans behind and begin debating intelligent policy ideas. Read what interesting ideas he discusses in The Punch about the next stage for...

Miriam Lyons joins ABC’s The Drum TV

CPD Executive Director Miriam Lyons joined The Drum TV on ABC News 24. To watch the panel discussion click here. The program aired Wednesday September 15 2010.

Cox: whatever happened to the women’s ministry?

Shock — early Saturday afternoon the new list of the Gillard ministry emerged and there was NO Minister for women, nor even a minister assisting … The word women was not there. Yet privileging...

John Menadue’s sizzling critique of politics, the media and more

John Menadue went along to the New News conference in Melbourne last week, to discuss the opportunities of the digital revolution for supporting a healthier public debate. John Menadue reminded those attending that while...

Fiona Armstrong: No need to be afraid of a tax on carbon

Fiona Armstrong, in the National Times, takes a look at one of the most significant policy deals struck in the ALP/Greens agreement: on the issue of climate policy. She tells why there’s no need...

Marian Sawer: Women and the 2010 federal election

There have been two weeks of debate about the seemingly unfamiliar prospect of minority government – despite all those minority governments at state and territory levels over the past 20 years. Meanwhile something else...

Hearing from the new Climate and Health Alliance

Writing in Crikey’s health blog Croakey, Fiona Armstrong discusses the new organisation that is the Climate and Health Alliance. First published, 2 September 2010 on Crikey. Fiona Armstrong – who will be known to...