About CIS

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The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) is Australia’s leading independent public policy research institute.

The Centre for Independent Studies seeks to encourage and provide independent, fact based practical research and encourage/provoke debate that promotes liberty, the rule of law, free enterprise and an efficient democratic government.

Research and Activities

Since 1976, the CIS has produced valuable research that has shaped and influenced public policy. Our overall research agenda is set by our Executive Director, in consultation with the research staff, and the CIS Academic Advisory Council.

The CIS runs an extensive range of events including lectures, forums and conferences.  We seek to engage with the general public, business, media, academics, policymakers and politicians across the political spectrum.

As an independent think tank, we do not undertake any research on request.