Centre for Policy Development

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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...

Discussion paper

18 Feb 2014

This paper 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...

Discussion paper

26 Nov 2013

As the NSW government considers marine management reforms, this report finds that marine parks already provide significant economic benefits, but it is too early to judge their environmental effectiveness.

This short paper presents compelling evidence that:

NSW marine parks are already delivering clear...

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