Centre for Policy Development

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Research report

15 Apr 2015

Budgeting smarter not harder proposes a balanced, sustainable, and effective fiscal consolidation package. The report highlights that the Government's approach to fiscal consolidation, throught the 2015 Intergenerational Report (IGR), is illusory. The 2015 IGR fails to provide a long-term sustainable approach to strengthening future...

Discussion paper

15 Jan 2015

Growing out-of-pocket health care costs are creating barriers to essential care for many Australians and arguably leading to increased hospital costs. Over time they will undermine the universality of Medicare and widen health disparities in our community. Despite this, the Abbott Government is intent on...

Research report

5 Nov 2014

Now that the acute phase of boat arrivals appears over, this paper urges all parties to use this opportunity to construct an overarching national asylum and refugee policy for the long term.

Executive summary

Forced migration is an age-old phenomenon. It cannot...

Research report

7 Oct 2014

This report argues that Australian commercial fisheries can gain a global competitive edge by embracing the benefits of marine reserves.


The world’s oceans are at risk of collapse, with significant implications for fishing industries, food security and marine biodiversity. Historically, overfishing...

Research report

26 Jun 2014

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...

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