Select a division

Policy Papers

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...

Read More

Third meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | September 2016

communications - September 2016

The third Dialogue meeting took place in September 2016. Download key documents below and read on for more about the meeting, including photos. Key documents for the third Dialogue meeting: Participant profiles Full agenda and participant list Briefing papers Supplementary Business Session pack Press Release, article in the New Straits Times and...

Read More

Uneven playing field: the state of Australia’s schools | REPORT | June 2016

communications - May 2016

Education is at once the great social mobiliser and the great leveller in our society. Educated citizens are safeguards in our democracy, and an educated workforce is vital to a productive, innovative and entrepreneurial economy. Education breaks the shackles of disadvantage and empowers those who live without privilege. But how...

Read More

Second meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | January 2016

communications - February 2016

The second Dialogue meeting took place in late January 2016. Download key documents below and read on for more about the meeting, including photos. Key documents for the second Dialogue meeting: Participant profiles Full agenda and participant list Briefing papers Dr Hassan Wirajuda’s keynote speech at the Dialogue dinner Further information:  For the Dialogue...

Read More

CPD’s Secret Santas for Australia | December 2015

communications - December 2015

To get into the festive spirit this December, CPD has asked 12 prominent Australians to participate in our ‘Secret Santa‘ series.     Each day, one of our guest writers will offer a ‘gift’ of fresh thinking and good policy ideas on an issue close to their heart. By mid-December, when each...

Read More

Grand alibis: how declining public sector capability affects services for the disadvantaged | REPORT | December 2015

communications - December 2015

CPD has released a new report called Grand alibis: how declining public sector capability affects services for the disadvantaged. In the report, authors Kelly Farrow, Robert Sturrock and Sam Hurley argue that government’s role in designing and delivering integrated, flexible and holistic human services is more important than ever, but that...

Read More

First meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | August 2015

communications - October 2015

The first Dialogue meeting took place in late August 2015. Download key documents below and read on for a statement from Dialogue members and photos from the meeting. To see the participants profiles for the first meeting click here. To see the full agenda click here.   To view the briefing document click...

Read More

From vicious to virtuous cycles: a sustainable future for Australian agriculture | DISCUSSION PAPER | August 2015

Sam Hurley - August 2015

CPD’s latest discussion paper was launched as part of an agricultural sustainability roundtable hosted by Ernst & Young and CPD in Canberra on 12 August 2015. Andrew Metcalfe AO, former Secretary of the Departments of Agriculture and Immigration, moderated the roundtable, which brought together stakeholders from across the sector to discuss...

Read More

Introduction to the Track II Dialogue

communications - August 2015

Forced migration, asylum seeker and refugee flows continue to be hot topics in Australia, featuring strongly in our national conversation, political debates and media. They are also significant issues for our regional neighbours. CPD believes no country in our region can unilaterally and satisfactorily address the issue of forced migration....

Read More

The longest conflict: Australia’s climate security challenge | REPORT | June 2015

Anand Kulkarni - June 2015

Report launched by Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, former UK Government Climate & Energy Security Envoy, and Admiral Chris Barrie, former Chief of the Australian Defence Force. CPD has released a report exploring Australia’s preparedness for the coming security impacts of climate change, and examining how our defence force must adapt....

Read More