What we do


CPD develops long-term policies to promote shared prosperity and sustainable wellbeing. Our goal is to develop practical and innovative policy ideas for Australia’s long-term future and foster a collaborative environment to make them achievable.

We do not just criticise current policies: we put forward practical solutions that can outlast political cycles and enhance the wellbeing of current and future generations. We call out Australia’s opportunities and weaknesses without fear or favour.

What we work on

CPD has three interconnected policy programs:

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 Sustainable Economy Effective Government  Intergenerational Wellbeing


We publish research papers and proposals on issues falling within this mix. Our team tests and promotes this research by presenting at conferences, holding events and roundtables, providing briefings and interviews, and writing for specialist and mainstream media.