Tag Archives: Centre for Policy Development

Building a regional refugee framework.

The Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) expanded its membership, deepened its policy contributions to the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process) and developed its connection to the Association of Southeast Asian … Continue reading

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SAM HURLEY. Outsourcing doesn’t help our neediest citizens.

Outsourcing of employment services has failed to make significant headway on better outcomes for the most disadvantaged clients. 

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JOHN MENADUE. Tony Abbott now admits that he was wrong in opposing the Malaysian Arrangement.

  If only the Greens and many refugee advocates would also admit that they got it wrong. They allowed the perfect to become the enemy of the good. My strong conviction for several years is that the Malaysian Arrangement – … Continue reading

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MARK TRIFFITT & TRAVERS McCLEOD. Stability will only be found through ideas and democratic renewal

  On Saturday, Australia’s political system crossed a line. From the normal messiness of democracy into fragmented incoherence. From voter unrest to potential revolt. The implications are clear for anyone who wants to see. Instability is no longer a one-off … Continue reading

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CHRIS BONNOR and BERNIE SHEPHERD. Will we really get Gonski?

So the election is in full swing and the word ‘Gonski’ is once more up there in lights. You have to feel a bit sorry for David Gonski. His achievements are indeed stellar but his name has become a proxy … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Regional cooperation on refugees, Bali and a Track II Dialogue.

I attended a Track II Dialogue in Bangkok recently to try to help develop a framework of shared responsibility to manage in a humane and efficient manner, displaced people movements in the region. There is concern that the Track I … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Report and Australia’s future.

In The Age on February 23, Sam Hurley from the Centre for Policy Development highlighted the importance of long-term policy priorities that will support people across all generations. He refers to the crucial issues that we must face that go … Continue reading

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