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  • The Nannies: 2014 nanny state awards

    | 22 Dec 2014

    The Centre for Independent Studies announces its inaugural nanny state awards, The Nannies. Highlighting the year's worst examples of imposing regulations or promoting campaigns designed to prevent people...... Read More

  • MYEFO blowouts show urgent need for policy reform

    | 15 Dec 2014

    The government’s release of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) revealed significant blowouts in expenditure that highlight the urgent need for crucial policy reform to reign in the...... Read More

  • Education ministers’ meeting must consider phonics for better reading instruction

    Jennifer Buckingham | 11 Dec 2014

    State and territory education ministers must consider adopting the recommendation that phonemic awareness and phonics should be included in the early years’ literacy curriculum when they meet to discuss...... Read More

  • Researcher denies report claims Indigenous children are placed ‘willy-nilly’ when taken into care.

    Jeremy Sammut | 10 Dec 2014

    Dr Jeremy Sammut has rejected suggestions made in today’s media that his latest research claims Indigenous children are placed ‘willy-nilly’ to comply with Aboriginal Child Placement Principle (ACPP).  ... Read More

  • Kinship placements will create ‘Lost Generation’ of Indigenous children

    Jeremy Sammut | 08 Dec 2014

    Indigenous-specific child protection policies will create a ‘lost generation’ trapped in disadvantage, according to a new report by The Centre for Independent Studies.... Read More

  • Health results boosted by personal will, not government programs

    Helen Andrews | 01 Dec 2014

    Health and fitness are best driven by personal choices, not government programs, according to a researcher at the Centre for Independent Studies.  ... Read More

  • Co-payment death would show Coalition's failure to sell sound policy

    Jeremy Sammut | 27 Nov 2014

    An Abbott government decision to drop the $7 medical co-payment would be due to the Coalition's poor performance in selling and explaining the benefits of a sound policy.  ... Read More

  • Preventive health programs can be worse than the cure

    Helen Andrews | 25 Nov 2014

    Many preventive health programs fail to produce long-term savings or even long-term improvements in public health, according to a new report from The Centre for Independent Studies.... Read More

  • Lambie off to a bad start with meaningless ANPHA stand

    Helen Andrews | 25 Nov 2014

    On her first full day as an independent, Jacquie Lambie has joined three other crossbench senators in pointlessly thwarting the government’s bill to formalise the abolition of the Australian National...... Read More

  • Warren Mundine outlines 'most effective blueprint for educating Indigenous children'

    | 10 Nov 2014

    Remote Indigenous education can be turned around quickly, and without any extra funding, Chairman of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council Warren Mundine said today in an adress at the Centre...... Read More

  • CIS refutes erroneous claims about childcare report

    Trisha Jha | 06 Nov 2014

    Critics of a report on the lack of evidence that recent childcare reforms will have benefits for children, have either not read or not understood the report, the Centre for Independent Studies says.... Read More

  • Report finds scant evidence that costly childcare reforms have benefits for children

    Trisha Jha | 04 Nov 2014

    A report by the Centre for Independent Studies has found there is little evidence of benefit from recent childcare regulation reforms that increase the cost of childcare to both families and taxpayers.... Read More

  • Public money for public benefit, not political purposes

    Anne Twomey | 30 Oct 2014

    The economic imbalance in Commonwealth-State financial relations highlighted in recent reports from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and the National Commission of Audit was not...... Read More

  • Why is religious freedom under threat?

    Jeremy Sammut and Robert Forsyth | 16 Oct 2014

    Religion has been pushed to the margins of public life, falling an unintentional victim of efforts to eliminate discrimination. ... Read More

  • Education and innovation key to face challenges of unemployment that will accompany technological change, Shadow Treasurer says.

    Chris Bowen | 16 Oct 2014

    Federal Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen said today Australia must arm itself with an economic policy that improves education and innovation, to face the challenge of rising unemployment rise sparked by the...... Read More

  • Leadership Lunch: Blueprint for Australia's economic future

    Chris Bowen | 15 Oct 2014

    The Centre for Independent Studies is pleased to invite you to attend the next CIS Leadership Lunch in our 2014 series. Our guest will be the Hon Chris Bowen MP.... Read More

  • Review’s focus on effective instruction to improve literacy and numeracy applauded

    Jennifer Buckingham | 13 Oct 2014

    Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies, welcomes the proposed changes to national curriculum, and particularly the strong focus on addressing the poor levels of literacy...... Read More

  • Stubbing out Carmen leaves smokescreen over convoluted funding issue

    Trisha Jha | 10 Oct 2014

    The WA Opera this week decided to axe its planned production of the famous opera Carmen because it may glamorise smoking, and the opera company has a significant sponsorship deal with Healthway.... Read More

  • More US military forces needed in Australia to guarantee security

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 24 Sep 2014

    With the global balance of military power rapidly shifting, Australia should deepen its military alliance with United States and strengthen its security ties with India and Indonesia, finds a Centre for...... Read More

  • Complex family payments disadvantage women

    Trisha Jha | 06 Aug 2014

    The government should reform family payments to help parents who are disincentivised from working as much as they would like. ... Read More