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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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Budgeting smarter, not harder: the failure of long-term thinking in the 2015 Intergenerational Report | REPORT | April 2015

communications - April 2015

CPD policy analyst Sam Hurley has responded to Treasurer Hockey’s call for a national conversation on Australia’s intergenerational challenges and opportunities in CPD’s new report, Budgeting smarter, not harder: the failure of long-term thinking in the 2015 Intergenerational Report.  The report is available here: ‘Budgeting Smarter, Not Harder’. A press release...

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Beyond the boats: building an asylum and refugee policy for the long term | LANDMARK REPORT | November 2014

CPD - November 2014

Report from a high level roundtable on asylum and refugee policy convened by CPD, Australia21 and the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (UNSW) Now that the acute phase of boat arrivals appears over, Beyond the boats urges all parties to use this opportunity to construct an overarching national asylum...

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