21 JUNE 2017
Australia’s education system is riven with inequity and disadvantage due to a failed funding model, argues a new report released by the Centre for Policy Development.
Losing the Game: State of our schools in 2017, by CPD’s Education Fellows and former school principals Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd, analyses My School website data to demonstrate major deficiencies in how we invest in schools. It follows their seminal 2016 CPD report Uneven Playing Field: The State of Australia’s schools.
02 MAY 2017
CPD welcomes today’s announcement from the Federal Government regarding its Quality Schools reform initiative as well as the commissioning of David Gonski AC to chair a review into achieving excellence in Australian schools. We also look forward to shortly seeing more detail on the plans outlined.
Since the original Gonski Review in 2011, CPD’s Education Fellows, Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd, have been advocating for Australia’s school system to urgently move to a needs-based, long-term funding
model that is blind to school sector. This was encapsulated in our 2016 report Uneven Playing Field: The State of Australia’s Schools, where CPD called for a revitalisation of the Gonski reforms, including a recommitment to needs-based school funding and the introduction of a National Schools Resourcing
17 FEBRUARY 2017
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has today made clear that climate-related risks are financial as well as environmental in nature, and that the financial markets regulator is focussed on potential system-wide
impacts of climate change.
“While climate risks have been broadly recognised, they have often been seen as a future problem or a nonfinancial problem” APRA Executive Board Member Geoff Summerhayes said in a speech in Sydney. “This is no longer the case. Some climate risks are distinctly ‘financial’ in nature. Many of these risks are foreseeable, material and actionable now.”
20 DECEMBER 2016
The Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration’s (ADFM) conveners commend the decisions made by senior officials and representatives of member states and organisations of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime, to step up operational coordination, leverage joined up regional expertise, and build partnerships with ASEAN. The ADFM’s conveners believe these reforms will be critical
improvements to the way the region responds to mass displacement of migrants.
EARLIER PRESS RELEASES
Electricity networks must focus on core business to maintain energy security – new CPD paper 11 December 2016 (read the paper here)
Situation in Rakhine State in Myanmar of grave concern – the region must be on high alert 29 November 2016 (read more about the ADFM here)
New legal opinion on directors’ duties and climate risks 31 October 2016 (read more here).
Asia-Pacific region can galvanise the globe on migrants, refugees after New York Summits, Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration statement 21 September 2016.
Australia’s school system is deteriorating in the absence of Gonski implementation: new CPD report 1 June 2016 (read the report here).
Terry Moran AC joins CPD as Chair 19 March 2016.
New report finds Government is losing capability to help Australia’s most vulnerable 3 December 2015 (read the report here).
Australia can shift from vicious to virtuous cycles in agriculture – new discussion paper 12 August 2015 (read the discussion paper here).
Climate change is a national security threat to an underprepared Australia – new report 22 June 2015 (read the report here).
CPD’s report on the IGR exposes the fanciful ‘national conversation’ about Australia’s deficit and long-term prospects 15 April 2015 (read the report here).
RECENT CPD EVENTS
Déjà vu: the loss of institutional memory in Canberra and implications for governance – panel discussion with Terry Moran, Laura Tingle and Fred Chaney – December 2016, Sydney.
CPD-FBC Business Roundtable on Directors’ Duties, Climate Risk and Sustainability – October 2016, Melbourne.
Responding to North Korea: in conversation with the Hon Michael Kirby and the Hon Gareth Evans – October 2016, Melbourne.
Third Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration – September 2016, Kuala Lumpur.
Cross-continental roundtable on settlement services for refugees – with the Centre for Public Impact – August 2016, Melbourne.
The view from 2030: getting the budget right for the long term, roundtable with Peter Whiteford, Greg Smith and Janine Dixon – May 2016, Melbourne.
Democracy and disillusionment in a digital era: roundtable series with Simon Lewis, change.org – February 2016, Sydney and Melbourne.
Second Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration – January 2016, Bangkok.
COP 21 and beyond: roundtable with Ross Garnaut, Robyn Eckersley and Fergus Green – October 2015, Melbourne.
First Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration – August 2015, Melbourne.
CPD-EY roundtable on agricultural sustainability – August 2015, Canberra.
The longest conflict: launch and panel discussion with Neil Morrisetti and Chris Barrie – June 2015, Melbourne.
High-level roundtable on government service delivery – March 2015, Melbourne.
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