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Effective Government


The Effective Government Program examines how Australia can best ensure that its public institutions deliver active and effective government in the 21st century.

Delivering an active and effective government means tackling long-term policy challenges, delivering high-quality services to the community, weathering existential shocks from abroad, and instilling in the public a shared confidence and respect in their public institutions, and in one another.

Experts


Terry Moran AC (Chair)

Expertise
Australian public service; public sector reform; economic development

Allison Orr (Operations Director)

Expertise
Democratic theory; governance; strategic communication; international relations

Chris Bonnor AM

Expertise
Education; school funding; private and public schools

Don Russell (Board Member)

Expertise
Economics; innovation; investment; energy; public sector; climate change

Kirsten Gray (Board Member)

Expertise
Human rights; child protection; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Ian McAuley

Expertise
Public policy; economic policy

Geoff Shuetrim (Research Committee)

Expertise
Economics; finance; IT

Latest Articles


New Materials: Early Childhood Initiative Evidence Pack 1

Georgia Wilkinson - July 2021

CPD’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Initiative is pleased to release its first evidence pack: ‘Building the Case for Reform’. The evidence pack has been adapted from materials prepared by the...

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Introducing CPD’s Early Childhood Development Initiative

communications - May 2021

CPD’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Initiative aims to elevate children on the national policy agenda by developing a vision for an integrated ECD system that will deliver benefits for children,...

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Recent Submissions

communications - April 2021

Across the early months of 2021, CPD has made a number of important submissions to various government inquiries. Read on for more details below. In late February, CPD made a...

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Travers McLeod: The public sector’s pandemic: Part 1

communications - April 2021

Recorded on 03 April 2021. In the first of a four-part series, CPD CEO Travers McLeod spoke to Geraldine Doogue on ABC Saturday Extra about public sector capability, and the...

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Travers McLeod, Frances Kitt & Krystal Lockwood: Prison stems from disadvantage and entrenches it

communications - December 2020

Published in The Australian on 10 December 2020 The story of Richmond’s two-time premiership player Marlion Pickett reads like a fairytale. He went from youthful crime and prison time in...

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Ensuring that newly arrived refugees settle effectively into their new local communities across Australia offers a range of great benefits to our society and economy.

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There is plenty of evidence to suggest democracy is in trouble. In Australia, more people are losing trust in our public institutions and processes. Business and civil society are viewed mistrustfully as well.

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Australia faces growing inequity and disadvantage in our schools. Our education system is separating into a hierarchy of advantaged and over-funded schools at the top end, and disadvantaged, under-funded schools at the bottom.

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Fundamental to an active and effective government that is fit for purpose in the 21st century is strengthening the capabilities of our public sector.

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