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  • New Report

    Complex Family Payments: What it Costs the Village to Raise a Child Trisha Jha

    In 2013–14, $32 billion was spent on family payments, amounting to 7.7% of total federal expenditure in that year, and 22% of total federal spending on social security and welfare. 

  • Recent Report

    Lessons from Singapore: Opt-Out Health Savings Accounts for Australia David Gadiel and Jeremy Sammut

    A new vision for funding health in Australia based on the Singapore model could be achieved by applying the principle of choice for those who wish for an alternative to Australia’s taxpayer-funded, universal health care system. 

  • Upcoming Events

    The Annual CIS Big Ideas Forum - The Grit in the Oyster: In Praise of Contrary Opinion Professor James Allan, Nick Cater, Dr Tony Moore and Christopher Snowden

    “The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.” — John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. 


    New Threats to Security, Old Threats to Liberty George Williams AO and Samantha Yorke

    Anthony Mason Professor of law George Williams and Internet industry legal expert Samantha Yorke will discuss the Commonwealth government’s proposed changes to national security laws and potential introduction of data retention requirements. 


CIS Notes


The Grit in the Oyster: In Praise of Contrary Opinion

Monday 25 August. 6.00pm 
Macquarie Group Ltd Auditorium

Christopher Snowdon, Professor James Allan, Nick Cater and Dr Tony Moore

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