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Intergenerational Wellbeing

CPD’s Intergenerational Wellbeing Program works on policy challenges central to fostering social mobility and tackling disadvantage over the long term, both in Australia and further abroad across the Asia-Pacific. How should wellbeing be measured? How do we understand concepts like fairness, growth and justice across generations? Can intergenerational equity be achieved in the Australian political context? What is the relationship between security, trade and migration in fostering wellbeing and regional order? These questions are fundamental to the program.


Annabel Brown (Program Director)

Forced migration; aid and international development; governance; evaluation & performance assessment

Arja Keski-Nummi

Immigration & citizenship; humanitarian resettlement; services to refugees and migrants

John Menadue AO

Immigration; public service; private sector

Lisa Button

Forced migration; refugee settlement; labour exploitation and trafficking 

Peter Hughes PSM

Governance of migration; migration, refugee & asylum policies; citizenship, integration & multicultural policies

Peter Mares (Research Committee)

Migration; refugees; housing & urban development; public policy

Sam Mostyn (Board Member)

Business & sustainable development; climate change; international development

Latest Articles

Caitlin McCaffrie: Andaman Sea Crisis: Is the region really better off in 2020?

communications - August 2020

Published as part of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law’s Andaman Sea Crisis series on 6 August 2020 The Asia Pacific is experiencing another major test of regional cooperation,...

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Peter Mares: Housing the Australian Nation

communications - July 2020

CPD Research Committee Member Peter Mares investigated the Australian housing market for ABC Radio National. You can access the four-part series here. COVID-19 has exposed the failings of Australia’s housing...

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Ninth meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | February 2020

Caitlin McCaffrie - February 2020

  Key documents for the ninth ADFM meeting: Full agenda and participant list Participant profiles Briefing papers Co-Conveners’ Statement The ninth meeting of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM)...

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Regional Roundtable on Alternatives to Child Detention | 21-22 Nov 2019 | Bangkok

Caitlin McCaffrie - November 2019

The Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) was pleased to co-convene a Regional Roundtable on Alternative Care Arrangements for Children in the Context of International Migration in...

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Workshop on Building Institutional Capacity for Regional Migration Governance | 13 September

Caitlin McCaffrie - October 2019

On 13 September, the Centre for Policy Development joined academics and experts from Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom for a workshop on Building institutional capacity for regional migration governance: Collective problems and...

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Established in August 2015, the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) is a ‘second track’ process pursuing more effective, durable and dignified approaches to forced migration in the Asia-Pacific.

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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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Ensuring that more non-government stakeholders and civil society organisations engage the space where domestic and regional security, trade and human wellbeing are now inseparable.

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