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  • New Report

    An Ounce of Prevention? A Toolkit for Evaluating Preventive Health Measures Helen Andrews

    How can a policymaker predict whether a preventive health program will save money over the long term? These eight questions will help guide any preliminary evaluation, whether the program in question involves obesity, tobacco, or workplace wellness.

  • Recent Report

    Regulating for Quality in Childcare: The Evidence Base Trisha Jha

    The report explores the evidence base for the recent National Quality Agenda reforms to childcare that mandate lower staff-to-child ratios and higher staff qualifications. The report finds that the benefits to children from these expensive reforms are minimal and do not outweigh the costs involved.

  • Upcoming Event

    All I Want for Christmas....a Light-Hearted Libertarian Perspective

    Join us as Cassandra Wilkinson (author of The Kids are Alright and Don’t Panic! Nearly Everything is Better than you Think) and Helen Andrews (CIS Policy Analyst) share what they really want to find under the tree on Christmas morning. There will be drinks and finger food to enjoy as we celebrate Christmas together, CIS style. 


CIS Notes


Great reads to buy for Christmas

The Enlightenment Made Us 
by Nick Cater

Cater asks whether that valuable sense of pragmatism still exists in Australia or are we in danger of losing it to political correctness.

 The Age of Endarkenment 
by Brendan O'Neill & Nick Cater

Humans have never had it so good. We are wealthier, happier and more comfortable than any previous generation thanks to the march of science and technology.In this publication, Nick Cater and Brendan O’Neill discuss what happened to the ideals of the Enlightenment and the spirit of progress that created the modern world.


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