Organisation

Centre for Policy Development

Acronym:
CPD

The Centre for Policy Development (CPD) was established in 2007 as an institute for long-term policy development, in an effort to counteract the focus on short-term fixes and political gains in Australian policy making.

Strategy

Blueprint: regional and community job deals

This blueprint advances CPD’s work on improving employment services in place by showing how this approach can be scaled up across the nation in pivotal regions and places. It illustrates a pathway for implementing, governing and funding place-based initiatives for long-lasting impact on Australia's jobs...
Discussion paper

Putting language in place: improving the Adult Migrant English Program

This paper provides important context for the changes to the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) announced by the federal government this month, which include expanding eligibility to accessing the AMEP and relaxing the timeframe in which people can access this support. It builds on conversations...
Conference proceedings

CPD business roundtable on climate and sustainability: summary of conclusions

The discussion outlined in this roundtable summary document highlights that the bar on climate risks continues to rise for Australian company directors, investors and regulators. It also suggests there is strong support for accelerated action on climate change and a new national mission to address...
Report

Engaging business in refugee employment: the employers’ perspective

This report, on barriers to refugee employment, calls on the government to consider measures including employer education programs as ways of encouraging firms to hire and retain humanitarian migrants.
Discussion paper

Ethnic divides in schooling

This discussion paper examines the impact of increasing cultural diversity on our education system in two main arenas: firstly, variation of educational outcomes of LBOTE students and, secondly, enrolment in schools.