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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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Net Advantage: securing our fisheries management | OCCASIONAL PAPER | October 2014

Michael Hayman - October 2014

Australian fishing’s competitive edge boosted by marine reserves In Net advantage: securing our fisheries management, CPD researcher Michael Hayman argues Australian commercial fisheries can gain a global competitive edge by embracing the benefits of marine reserves.   On 11 September, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt announced a Review into the Commonwealth...

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False economies, including Good, better, best | LANDMARK REPORT | June 2014

Christopher Stone - June 2014

False economies: unpacking public service efficiency In the wake of the National Commission of Audit and a bleak Federal Budget for public services, CPD releases the compiled and updated False economies series, including the new final instalment Good, better, best (plus an excellent foreword by Terry Moran AC and original cartoons by...

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All boom, no benefit? Why Queensland needs a new economic strategy | OCCASIONAL PAPER | February 2014

CPD - February 2014

CPD responds to the draft Queensland Plan, asking where economic growth will come from to lift incomes above the rest of Australia. All boom, no benefit?  from the Centre for Policy Development argues Queensland must chart a new course toward reliable, sustainable and equitably distributed growth – or face a...

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Getting the facts right on Solar | OCCASIONAL PAPER | December 2013

Laura Eadie - December 2013

What is really driving higher electricity network costs… … and how can they be fairly shared between consumers? This report, prepared for CPD by the Australian PV Institute (APVI), is the first to examine the interaction of new technologies with network tariffs, rather than wholesale electricity prices. Key findings include:...

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Marine protection dividend | OCCASIONAL PAPER | November 2013

Caroline Hoisington - November 2013

Don’t quit before the full benefits flow CPD’s latest ‘marine economy’ report by former World Bank economist Caroline Hoisington, finds that marine parks deliver more over time   As the NSW government considers marine management reforms, this report finds that marine parks already provide significant economic benefits, but it is too early...

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False economies, Part 3: Bang for our bucks | LANDMARK REPORT | November 2013

Christopher Stone - November 2013

Cheap at half the price?  CPD’s public service research director Christopher Stone contends that despite rhetoric to the contrary, the Australian public sector is efficient. Investigation of Australian public sector in terms of results against resources finds it to be more efficient than the public sectors of most similar nations....

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Too many ports in a storm | OCCASIONAL PAPER | November 2013

Laura Eadie - November 2013

‘Queensland faces significant risks from port duplication’ – Laura Eadie CPD dips a toe into Great Barrier Reef waters, asking what really drives the ‘ad hoc’ expansion of ports along Queensland’s coast. Too many ports in a storm provides a comprehensive overview of the perverse incentives and weaknesses in Queensland’s current approach...

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Investing in agriculture’s future: CPD case studies report | DISCUSSION PAPER | September 2013

Travers McLeod - September 2013

CPD case studies inform sustainable food summit Public policy think tank Global Access Partners holds its annual growth summit each September in the Parliament House of a hosting state for a select audience of senior executives from academia, the public and private sectors. This year’s Summit, held in NSW Parliament House, focused...

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Death by a thousand cuts: how governments undermine their own productivity | OCCASIONAL PAPER | August 2013

Christopher Stone - August 2013

Death by a thousand cuts: how governments undermine their own productivity A new report by Centre for Policy Development (CPD) public service research director Christopher Stone and industrial relations policy expert Kathy MacDermott finds that blind, across-board-cuts reduce productivity, stifle innovation and damage government institutions. Rising expectations of public services...

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