Updates

Travers McLeod: Does apathy to the political system among young people point to a crisis in Australian democracy? | Meanjin, Spring 2015

The good ship of democracy is entering into uncharted waters. A 2015 poll confirmed less than half of young Australians aged 18-29 think democracy is preferable to any other kind of government.  Earlier data...

Op-ed: Weakness And Crisis Lie At The Heart Of Australian Politics | Thought Starters

 Published in The Huffington Post Australia, 16 September 2015 Installing our fifth Prime Minister in five years is not a proud position for Australia to be in. Since 2010, Australia has plunged into a...

CPD Fellow Peter Hughes: “Is our region ready for a displacement crisis?”

Asia and Pacific governments need to increase their preparedness both at the national level, and collectively, to understand the nature of any displacement and to have the capacity to respond, writes Peter Hughes.  The...

CPD – EY roundtable on agricultural sustainability | 12 August 2015

In August CPD was delighted to host leaders from across the Australian agricultural sector to discuss how to seize the potential of ‘virtuous cycles’ in agriculture, and entrench sustainability at the heart of the strategic...

Triffitt, McLeod dig into the ‘ethically challenged netherworld’ of politicians’ entitlements | Thought Starters 25 August 2015

In a piece that first appeared in The Age (August 13, 2015), Melbourne University lecturer Mark Triffitt and CPD CEO Travers McLeod analyse the ‘ethically challenged netherworld’ of politicians’ entitlements.  When does a political system become corrupt?...

Dunlop, Sturrock warn of Australia’s ‘fringe’ status on climate change | Thought Starters 25 August 2015

In a piece that first appeared in The Age (August 14, 2015), CPD fellow Ian Dunlop and CPD analyst Rob Sturrock suggest Australia’s policy on climate change is relegating the country to ‘fringe player’ status on the international stage. ...

Introduction to the Track II Dialogue

Forced migration, asylum seeker and refugee flows continue to be hot topics in Australia, featuring strongly in our national conversation, political debates and media. They are also significant issues for our regional neighbours. CPD...

Why CPD Patron Fred Chaney cheers for Adam Goodes | 3 August 2015

CPD patron Fred Chaney has written in support of Adam Goodes. In the piece, which appears in The Canberra Times, Chaney writes of his admiration for the AFL player and Australian of the Year, and his disdain...

The Longest Conflict included as key reading by US Center for Climate and Security | 23 July 2015

The CPD’s recent report on climate change and security, The Longest Conflict: Australia’s Climate Security Challenge, has been included in The Center for Climate and Security’s summer reading list. The Longest Conflict, which sits...

McLeod on The Drum discusses cattle imports, Greece and clean energy | 21 July 2015

Travers McLeod, CEO of the Centre for Policy Development, recently appeared on The Drum, discussing Indonesia’s reduction in the importation of Australian cattle, the Greek government’s response to the country’s economic turmoil, and the...