Organisation

Centre for Policy Development

Person's affiliation
Acronym
CPD

Discussion paper

14 Dec 2006

As citizens in a democracy we rely on the media to scrutinise the actions and decisions of those in power. We therefore need media that is independent and diverse; capable of putting the public interest above the interests of media owners, whether those owners are...

Research report

5 Dec 2006

In the heyday of the Kennett government in Victoria ‘Public Private Partnerships’ were promoted as the ‘debt free’ way to fund public infrastructure. Although the idea that the public can get ‘something for nothing’ through these partnerships has now been widely discredited, most Australian governments...

Research report

28 Nov 2006

From the patient’s point of view, Australia’s health system should be seamless. It should be designed around patients' needs, free of the legacies of historical divisions. Instead, the patient requires great skill in navigating the plethora of disconnected programs. The design of our health arrangements...

Research report

28 Nov 2006

There are limits to the amount of household work parents can outsource, says Paula Wright. If governments are worried about low fertility rates, they should start dealing with the workforce crisis in Australian homes.

Research report

24 Oct 2006

Advocates of justice for asylum-seekers and refugees were justifiably relieved when the Government was forced to withdraw its proposed amendments to the Migration Act - amendments that would have seen any asylum-seeker arriving by boat in Australia being deported to Nauru to be processed. However,...

Research report

2 Oct 2006

A recent article in The Economist described women as the ’world's most under-utilised resource’. It showed that getting more women into work is part of the solution to many economic woes, including shrinking populations, skills shortages and poverty. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has also...

Research report

2 Oct 2006

Numerous surveys in recent years have shown that more money doesn’t make us happier, and good relationships are the greatest contributor to wellbeing. However, what if the quest for happiness is part of the problem: one more manifestation of Baby Boomer narcissism; or even a...

Article

8 Aug 2006

Nicholas Gruen likes the Australia Institute's attempt to create a broader measure of economic wellbeing but is disappointed by the Genuine Progress Indicator's left-handed approach to accounting.

Research report

8 Sep 2005

This paper explains the impact of the commonwealth government's welfare to work proposals on single parents. Depending upon the level of any earned or other private income, they estimate that a sole parent's incomes will fall by up to about $100 a week immediately after...

Research report

27 May 2004

After heading two health inquiries in New South Wales and South Australia, John Menadue speaks his mind about the short comings of the Australian health system. Menadue challenges the management of public hospitals, the dominance of doctors, short term political solutions, allocation of health funds...

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