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John Menadue Oration 2020

communications - September 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. You can register for the event here. Professor Davis will speak on the theme: ‘Can Australia Deliver?’ The...

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Special Covid-19 Roundtable

communications - April 2020

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 Menadue Oration, which was to be delivered by Megan Davis on the topic “Can Australia deliver?”....

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John Menadue Oration 2020: postponed

communications - February 2020

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 natural consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and a decision fully supported by our hosts, MinterEllison, our...

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

Shivani Nadan - 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 of Diplomacy, Australian National University) and Jemima Garrett (Freelance journalist and co-author of Hard News and Free media as...

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CPD Business Roundtable on Climate and Sustainability | EVENT | November 2019

communications - December 2019

On 21 November, CPD convened a business roundtable on climate change and sustainability which brought together senior executives and directors from Australia’s biggest banks, insurers, investors, businesses and superannuation funds, senior representatives from Australia’s leading financial regulators and key policy departments, and a number of special local and international guests. Participants...

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Eighth meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | June 2019

Luisa Boll - July 2019

Key documents for the eighth ADFM meeting: Full agenda and participant list Participant profiles Briefing Papers Co-Convenors’ Statement The eighth meeting of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) was held from 27-29 June 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The meeting comes after the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok and the Bali...

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Bangladesh and its Emerging Role in the Region | ROUNDTABLE | June 2019

Luisa Boll - June 2019

Yesterday, CPD co-hosted a special roundtable event with the Bangladesh High Commission on ‘Bangladesh and its Emerging Role in the Region: Bilateral Relations and Challenges for the Region from Forced Displacement’ in Melbourne. We were fortunate to have a terrific line up of speakers and panellists, including H.E. Sufiur Rahman (High Commissioner of...

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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 Department of Immigration), Kate O’Malley (Senior Policy Advisor to the UNHCR Multi-Country, Representation in Canberra), Paris Aristotle AO (CEO, Victorian...

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Third Meeting | Council on Economic Participation for Refugees | April 2019

Luisa Boll - April 2019

Key documents: Agenda Participants list Briefing materials Meeting summary  The third meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees was held on 11/12 April 2019 at the Canberra office of the Boston Consulting Group. The meeting was timely. It started on the day Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the...

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Political communication: selling broadsheet policy in a twitter age I ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue I March 2019

Luisa Boll - March 2019

Full audio recording available soon. On 14 March, we hosted the first ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue for 2019 on the topic of Political communication: selling broadsheet policy in a Twitter age’, featuring opening remarks from Professor Frank Bongiorno AM (Professor of History, ANU); Maxine McKew (Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne); and...

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