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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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A Creeping Indigenous Separation | DISCUSSION PAPER | February 2018

communications - February 2018

In a Class of Their Own series – Part One Over the past two years, CPD has highlighted inequity in the funding of Australia’s schools and a growing concentration of disadvantaged students in poorer schools. Uneven Playing Field (2016) and Losing the Game (2017) used My School data to reveal...

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What Do Australians Want? Active and Effective Government Fit for the Ages | DISCUSSION PAPER | December 2017

communications - December 2017

Today CPD releases its latest research – a new discussion paper called “What do Australian’s Want? Active and Effective Government Fit for the Ages.” This paper draws on new attitudes research commissioned by CPD on Australian attitudes to democracy and to government. It also features insights from a special roundtable...

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Climate horizons: next steps for scenario analysis in Australia | DISCUSSION PAPER AND PUBLIC FORUM | November 2017

communications - November 2017

Today CPD releases a new discussion paper on how business and investors can use scenario analysis in order to better understand and respond to climate-related risks and opportunities. The paper, Climate horizons: next steps for scenario analysis in Australia, is co-authored by CPD Policy Director Sam Hurley and new CPD...

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Losing the Game: State of our schools in 2017 | REPORT | June 2017

communications - June 2017

Six years after the recommendations from the original Gonski Review into education were published, Australia is once again on the cusp of major education reform. In early May, the Turnbull Government surprised everyone by proposing a new package of needs-based, sector-blind schools funding for the next decade. David Gonski AC returns to...

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Settling Better: Reforming refugee employment and settlement services | REPORT | February 2017

communications - February 2017

As a nation built on immigration, humanitarian migrants (refugees and others in refugee-like situations) make up only a small proportion of the entrants who settle in Australia. Over time, however, these refugees have made an enormous contribution to the nation. Ensuring their successful integration has been vital to building a...

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Avoiding gridlock: policy directions for Australia’s electricity system | DISCUSSION PAPER | December 2016

communications - December 2016

Today CPD is releasing a new paper titled Avoiding Gridlock: Policy Directions for Australia’s Electricity System. The paper is written by Alexander Marks, who was the recipient of the 2016 CPD Sustainable Economy Program Studentship. The paper is based on research Alex completed at Oxford University’s Smith School for Enterprise and...

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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...

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