Past events

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Early Childhood Development Council – 7th Meeting – 29 November 2022

The seventh meeting of the Early Childhood Development Council was held in Canberra at Parliament House on Tuesday 29 November 2022. The council brings together senior policymakers from every Australian jurisdiction, policy researchers, industry...

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2035 Climate Initiative Roundtable One

The 2035 Climate Initiative is coordinated by the Centre for Policy Development (CPD) and Climateworks Centre, with a steering group that includes Pollination Group, Australian Industry Group (AiGroup) and the Australian Council of Trade...

Starting Better Report - Centre for Policy Development

VIDEO: Starting Better Launch – Centre for Policy Development

CPD and Parliamentary Friends of Early Childhood hosted the virtual industry launch of Starting Better: A Guarantee for Young Children and Families on Monday 7 February. Attended by by more than 100 early childhood...

Climate & Recovery Initiative Public Forum

Climate & Recovery Initiative Public Forum On 23 November, CPD co-hosted a public forum as part of the Climate & Recovery Initiative. We were joined by three special guest speakers: APRA Executive Board...

Our Federation and education in the wake of COVID-19 | ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue | October 2020

On 8 October, we hosted our first ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue for 2020, on ‘Our Federation and Education in the wake of COVID-19’.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now hosting this series as...

Can Australia Deliver? | John Menadue Oration by Professor Megan Davis | October 2020

2020 John Menadue Oration by Professor Megan Davis Can Australia Deliver? The third instalment of CPD’s flagship event, named after our founding Chairperson John Menadue AO, reflected the world in which it took place....

John Menadue Oration 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have rescheduled the John Menadue Oration for 2020 with Professor Megan Davis. Professor Megan Davis will deliver CPD’s third John Menadue Oration on Thursday 15 October 2020....

Special Covid-19 Roundtable

On 30 March, CPD convened a group of leaders from health, business, policy and philanthropy to discuss Australia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We held this roundtable virtually, in lieu of our 2020 John...

John Menadue Oration 2020: postponed

As I’m sure you will understand, we have decided to postpone the third John Menadue Oration with Professor Megan Davis, that was to have taken place on 30 March in Sydney. This is a...

The future of Australia’s soft power | ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue | December 2019

On 3 December, we hosted our fifth ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue for 2019. Our focus was the future of Australia’s soft power. The roundtable discussion featured opening remarks from Professor Geoffrey Wiseman (Director, Asia-Pacific College...