Effective Government Program

Building active, effective government institutions that create trust

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.

The Effective Government Program spans several Centre for Policy Development initiatives, including the Early Childhood Initiative and the Wellbeing Government Initiative.

Research within the Effective Government Program since 2015 has included major reports on employment services, settlement and migration, criminal justice and early childhood.

Effective Government Program experts

Katherine Trebeck

Effective Government Program recent work

CPD made a submission to Treasury providing feedback and recommendations on their exposure draft of climate disclosure legislation, advising that the legislation should apply to a wide range of companies
The Centre for Policy Development, together with The Brotherhood of St Laurence and the University of Melbourne, made a submission to the Inquiry into Workforce Australia Employment Services that puts
A Brief History of Commonwealth Involvement in Early Childhood Education and Care is a research paper produced by the Centre for Policy Development in partnership with the South Australian Royal

Effective Government Program in the media

Rev Bill Crews talks to Cliff Eberly, program director from the Centre for Policy Development about how Australia's broken employment services system is failing jobseekers.
A damning 650-page review of Workforce Australia makes 75 recommendations to overhaul and rebuild the system.
A damning 650-page review of Workforce Australia makes 75 recommendations to overhaul and rebuild the system.
The 30-year privatisation experiment with Australia’s $9.5 billion employment services system should come to an end
The report of the inquiry into Workforce Australia is a significant and timely recognition that our employment services system requires substantial reform. 
The employment white paper says out loud what some people in some parts of our country know all too well. We are yet to deliver the benefits of national prosperity to the people who need it most.

Effective Government Program related initiatives

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