Centre for Policy Development

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Discussion paper

2 Aug 2011

In theory the media should diversify a nation’s democracy, serving as a channel through which many different groups can participate in national debate. Yet with the high levels of media concentration in Australia, are we hearing the voices of the many or simply the few?...


14 Dec 2010

The efficiency dividend has been chipping away at public service budgets for 20 years. This paper examines the problems it causes and puts forward alternatives.

While initially the dividend may have helped reduce excess spending, its effects are now eroding the ability of government...

16 Sep 2010

In recent years politicians and journalists have limited their concerns to rolling off the words “rural and regional” as if alliteration is a substitute for meaning. In fact, those words are meaningless, because every part of Australia, from Toorak to Penrith to the Pilbara can...


16 Aug 2010

The principle of political equality has always been central to democracy and to the way democracy was understood by the democratic reformers of mid-19th Century Australia. The Australasian colonies were regarded as being in the vanguard of democratic innovation and at the end of the...

Briefing paper

12 Aug 2010

This briefing paper puts some of the issues covered in the United Nations Environment Program's Green Economy Report (699) in an Australian context and provides a primer to the challenges involved in transforming our economy to operate within environmental limits.

It also presents a...

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