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Partners in Crime: the relationship between disadvantage and Australia’s criminal justice systems

communications - December 2020

The Centre for Policy Development is pleased to make available a report on the relationship between disadvantage and Australia’s criminal justice systems.​ Partners in Crime: the relationship between disadvantage and Australia’s criminal justice systems Media Release Executive Summary The report draws on findings from a range of consultations with experts...

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New CPD Blueprint for Regional and Community Job Deals

communications - September 2020

The Centre for Policy Development is making available a range of policy proposals and materials relating to the delivery of employment services in Australia.  These materials are representative of CPD’s mission to boost economic and social outcomes for disadvantaged Australians. A core part of this mission is exploring practical interventions...

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Putting Language In Place: Improving the Adult Migrant English Program

communications - August 2020

The Centre for Policy Development is pleased to announce the release of a new report, Putting Language In Place: Improving the Adult Migrant English Program. The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) has been the cornerstone of English language assistance for generations of migrants to Australia, providing language education and aiding...

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Ethnic Divides in Schooling | DISCUSSION PAPER | May 2019

Luisa Boll - May 2019

In a Class of Their Own series – Part Four Introduction Australian schools are more culturally diverse than ever. Many decades of migration, from increasingly diverse source countries, have created a rich mix of students in our schools, particularly in major urban areas. In New South Wales (NSW) government schools,...

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Seven Steps to SUCCESS: Enabling Refugee Entrepreneurs to Flourish | REPORT | April 2019

Luisa Boll - April 2019

Today CPD and Open Political Economy Network (OPEN) have released a new report, Seven Steps to SUCCESS: Enabling Refugee Entrepreneurs to Flourish. The report was written by Philippe Legrain, founder of OPEN, and Andrew Burridge, CPD Research Coordinator. It draws on Australian and international best practice to outline policy recommendations to government,...

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Avoiding a Crisis within a Crisis | ADFM Trafficking Risk Assessment | March 2019

Luisa Boll - March 2019

Addressing the risks of human trafficking, migrant smuggling and related exploitation arising from the Rohingya displacement in Cox’s Bazar. Between March and November 2018, the Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) conducted an assessment of the risk of human trafficking, migrant smuggling and related exploitation arising from...

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Public authority directors’ duties and climate change | DISCUSSION PAPER | January 2019

communications - February 2019

  CPD has released a new discussion paper on the legal obligations of public sector corporate boards and directors to consider climate-related risks. Public authority directors’ duties and climate change finds that these directors likely have duties of care and diligence to consider climate risk which are at least as stringent...

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Separating Scholars | DISCUSSION PAPER | January 2019

communications - January 2019

In a Class of Their Own series – Part Three   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This discussion paper analyses how schools are changing over time, especially in terms of enrolment characteristics and the school achievement measures and results most familiar to parents and teachers. The analysis uses end-of-school measures of student achievement...

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Institutionalised Separation | DISCUSSION PAPER | July 2018

communications - July 2018

In a Class of Their Own series – Part Two Institutionalised Separation looks at inequity within selective schools and their impact on other schools, focussing on NSW. It presents evidence of dramatic, and deepening, educational inequality. Selective schools are envisaged as a means for the public education system to cater to...

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Climate Horizons | REPORT AND PUBLIC EVENT | June 2018

communications - June 2018

Full audio of ASIC Commissioner John Price’s address and the panel discussion at our public forum is here:   CPD has released its latest report on how Australian companies, investors and policymakers can manage climate risks and support a transition to a zero carbon economy. Climate Horizons: Scenarios and Strategies...

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