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Centre for Policy Development Wellbeing Initiative

The Centre for Policy Development’s Wellbeing Initiative works on approaches to the economy that meet the needs of people, communities and the environment they depend on.

With world-leading research in wellbeing economics, government practice and public sector innovation, the CPD Wellbeing Initiative has become a leading research effort on Australia’s approach to wellbeing.

The initiative is a nexus for experts, practitioners, public officials and  researchers to equip Australia’s government and economy to chart a course to wellbeing for current and future generations.

Experts working in the Centre for Policy Development Wellbeing Initiative include lead Warwick Smith, strategic adviser Dr Katherine Trebeck, senior adviser Dr Cressida Gaukroger and economist Dr Akwasi Ampofo.

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Centre for Policy Development Wellbeing Experts

Cressida Gaukroger (Senior Policy Advisor – Wellbeing)

Wellbeing, sustainability, gender equality

Katherine Trebeck (Strategic Advisor – Wellbeing)

Economics, wellbeing, sustainable prosperity

Toby Phillips (Program Director)

Technology policy, climate change, economics, public policy

Warwick Smith (Program Director)

Economics, ecology, public policy

Centre for Policy Development Wellbeing work

Measuring What Matters: Submission to Treasury

Lachlan Williams - April 2023

The Measuring What Matters submission from the Centre for Policy Development recommends government should start by identifying broad wellbeing goals

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White paper on employment: Submission to Treasury

Lachlan Williams - April 2023

CPD's employment white paper submission identifies three major opportunities to advance full employment in Australia

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Wellbeing Initiative Stakeholder Roundtable Two

Lachlan Williams - November 2022

The second Wellbeing Initiative roundtable convened virtually on Wednesday 16 November 2022.

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Principles for an effective wellbeing budget

Lachlan Williams - September 2022

Principles for an Effective Wellbeing Budget is a briefing paper by the Centre for Policy Development's Wellbeing Initiative. It builds on the research contained in the Redefining Progress report to articulate working principles for the October 2022 Federal Budget in the context of a broader Australian approach to wellbeing government...

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