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Building a Sustainable Economy | PUBLIC FORUM | November 2017

communications - November 2017

  On 29 November, CPD hosted the final event in our special 10th anniversary series – a public forum in Sydney on the theme ‘Building a sustainable economy.’ CPD’s Sustainable Economy Program focusses on the need to build a fair, sustainable and prosperous economy, including by properly considering the long-term...

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How can Australia’s Democracy Deliver? | ROUNDTABLE | November 2017

communications - November 2017

Key documents for the roundtable: Full agenda Participant list Participant profiles Speakers: Dr Nikolas Kirby (Research Fellow and Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Oxford, and Director of the Building Integrity Program at the Blavatnik School of Government), Professor Glenn Withers (Research School of Economics, ANU), Tony Douglas (Director,...

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Can Democracy Deliver? | John Menadue Oration by Marty Natalegawa | November 2017

communications - November 2017

CPD’s Inaugural Annual John Menadue Oration – “Can Democracy Deliver?” Remarks by Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa[1] Melbourne, 2 November 2017 Listen to an audio recording of the full oration here. “Can democracy deliver? As one who has traversed Indonesia’s now more than a decade-long transformative democratic journey – such that today it...

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Fifth meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | September 2017

communications - September 2017

  Key documents for the fifth ADFM meeting: Full agenda and participant list Briefing papers Participant profiles Press Release The fifth meeting of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) took place on 10-12 September 2017 in Manila, the Philippines, as the humanitarian and security crisis unfolded in Myanmar and Bangladesh....

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The future of higher education – Gareth Evans in conversation with Brian Schmidt | ANU-CPD POLICY DIALOGUE | June 2017

communications - June 2017

  Policymakers have incredibly difficult jobs. They have to design policies today for an uncertain future facing our economy, society and region. If we want to find answers to future challenges and craft suitable policies to tackle them, we need to achieve best practice performance in combining research, education and...

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Directors’ Duties and Climate Risks | PUBLIC PANEL | June 2017

communications - June 2017

On June 8, CPD and EY convened an expert panel to discuss the role company directors need to play in response to climate-related risks to their business, and what this means for other sustainability and long-term challenges.une The panel was moderated by the ABC’s The Business presenter Elysse Morgan and built on...

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Why trust matters in our democracy – Conversation with Charlie Leadbeater | ROUNDTABLE | June 2017

Luisa Boll - June 2017

    On Wednesday, 7 June 2017, CPD was excited to host our special guest Charlie Leadbeater for a roundtable on the topic of  “Why trust matters for our democracy”.  Charlie is one of the UK’s foremost researchers, writers and thinkers on creativity and innovation in the public, private and...

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Australia’s Climate Security – U.S. Expert on Climate Change and National Security | ROUNDTABLE | April 2017

communications - April 2017

On April 7, the Centre for Policy Development, together with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne (MSSI), delivered a roundtable on climate security with special guest Dr Sherri Goodman, a leading global expert on this subject and one of the interviewees for CPD’s 2015 report The...

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Climate Risk and Directors’ Duties | PUBLIC PANEL | February 2017

communications - February 2017

  Last Thursday in Melbourne, we co-hosted a booked-out public event on the directors’ duties work with the Future Business Council. The event featured CPD’s Sam Hurley as well as Bryan Horrigan, Angela Emslie and Sarah Barker – each of whom participated in our high-level business roundtable on this topic late...

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New legal opinion and business roundtable on climate risks and directors’ duties | LEGAL OPINION and ROUNDTABLE | October 2016

communications - October 2016

CPD has released a new legal opinion on the extent to which Australian corporate law permits (and indeed requires) company directors to take climate change into account when making decisions about company strategy, performance and risk disclosure. The opinion was commissioned by CPD in partnership with the Future Business Council, and...

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