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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


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

Allison Orr - November 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...

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

communications - 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...

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Travers McLeod and Sam Mostyn: Australia needs to find its heart, brain and courage to recover from the Covid nightmare

communications - October 2020

Published in The Guardian on 11 October 2020. If there is a movie that offers an analogy for the federal budget and its place in Australia’s response to Covid, it might...

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New CPD Blueprint for Regional and Community Job Deals

communications - September 2020

The Centre for Policy Development is making available a range of policy proposals and materials relating to the delivery of employment services in Australia.  These materials are representative of CPD’s...

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Terry Moran: Consultants being public servants – The Select Committee

communications - August 2020

Published in The Mandarin on 04 August 2020 Malcolm Turnbull has bemoaned it. Our own Bernard Keane has criticised it. The Thodey Review has raised concerns about it. The ‘cult...

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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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