Organisation

Centre for Policy Development

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.
Report

Seven steps to SUCCESS: enabling refugee entrepreneurs to flourish

Despite the huge challenges they face, refugees are the most entrepreneurial migrants in Australia and they are nearly twice as likely to be entrepreneurs as Australian taxpayers in general. Yet refugee entrepreneurship hardly features in public debate and receives little policy support.
Other text

Climate change and director's duties: supplementary memorandum of opinion

This memorandum provides an update to a 2016 legal opinion on how Australian law requires company directors to consider, disclose and respond to climate change.