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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 (Fellow)

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 (Fellow)

Expertise
Public policy; economic policy

Geoffrey Charles Shuetrim (Research Committee)

Expertise
Economics; finance; IT

Nadine Flood (Board Member)

Expertise
Economics; local government

Latest Articles


Travers McLeod’s response to Rebecca Huntley’s Quarterly Essay, Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation

Luisa Boll - July 2019

In reply to Rebecca Huntley’s Quarterly Essay, Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation TRAVERS MCLEOD At the heart of Rebecca Huntley’s Australia Fair is the idea that we are a nation of democrats....

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Latest eNews

communications - June 2019

Dear CPD follower In the first half of 2019, CPD has worked hard to get results that are real and transformative. Our unique method — to create, connect and convince — has seen...

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Ethnic Divides in Schooling | DISCUSSION PAPER | May 2019

Luisa Boll - May 2019

In a Class of Their Own series – Part Four Introduction Australian schools are more culturally diverse than ever. Many decades of migration, from increasingly diverse source countries, have created...

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The future of humanitarian settlement I ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue I May 2019

Luisa Boll - May 2019

On 14 May, we hosted our second ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue for 2019 on the future of humanitarian settlement. The event featured opening remarks from Abul Rizvi (Former Senior Official, Commonwealth...

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Seven Steps to SUCCESS: Enabling Refugee Entrepreneurs to Flourish | REPORT | April 2019

Luisa Boll - April 2019

Today CPD and Open Political Economy Network (OPEN) have released a new report, Seven Steps to SUCCESS: Enabling Refugee Entrepreneurs to Flourish. The report was written by Philippe Legrain, founder of OPEN,...

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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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