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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

Robert Sturrock (Policy Director until January 2018)

Expertise
Public sector capability; human service design & delivery; democratic reform; climate security

Nadine Flood (Board Member)

Expertise
Economics; local government

Miriam Lyons (Fellow)

Expertise
International relations; social change; media law; governance

Ian McAuley (Fellow)

Expertise
Public policy; economic policy

Geoffrey Charles Shuetrim

Expertise
Economics; finance; IT

Dr Mark Triffitt (Fellow)

Expertise
Public policy; politics; strategic communication

Chris Bonnor AM (Fellow)

Expertise
Education; school funding; private and public schools

Latest Articles


A Creeping Indigenous Separation | DISCUSSION PAPER | February 2018

communications - February 2018

In a Class of Their Own – February 2018 Over the past two years, CPD has highlighted inequity in the funding of Australia’s schools and a growing concentration of disadvantaged...

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Most Indigenous students consigned to schools with least capacity to help

communications - February 2018

CHRIS BONNOR published in The Guardian 19 February 2018 Layers are being created within and between Indigenous communities, making closing the gap ever more difficult   We are now into...

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Big, impersonal and opaque: how Jobactive is failing jobseekers

communications - February 2018

ROB STURROCK published in Inside Story 1 FEBRUARY 2018 A new strategy would start by recognising that the market alone can’t help many jobless Australians find work What is government’s role? Labor frontbencher...

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Terry Moran AC, CPD’s Chair and Former Head of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet discussed the leaked cabinet documents with Leigh Sales

communications - February 2018

  TRANSCRIPT: LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has now launched an urgent investigation into what happened. Terry Moran headed that department from 2008 to 2011,...

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What Do Australians Want? Active and Effective Government Fit for the Ages | DISCUSSION PAPER | December 2017

communications - December 2017

Today CPD releases its latest research – a new discussion paper called “What do Australian’s Want? Active and Effective Government Fit for the Ages.” This paper draws on new attitudes...

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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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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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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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