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  • Tax reform to save Australians $37 billion

    Robert Carling | 07 Aug 2013

    Under the CIS' TARGET30 goal, taxes could ultimately be reduced by the equivalent of $37 billion a year in 2011-12 terms.... Read More

  • Government manipulating unemployment rate for political benefit

    Andrew Baker | 31 Jul 2013

    The government has been deceiving the Australian public on unemployment figures.... Read More

  • New federal bureaucracy’s anti-dumping measures to drive up prices

    Stephen Kirchner | 05 Jun 2013

    A new federal bureaucracy will be working hard to raise prices for Australian consumers and business from 1 July this year.... Read More

  • Abolish the award system

    Alexander Philipatos | 23 May 2013

    Awards and penalty rates are onerous, outdated and should be abolished.... Read More

  • Ford closure shows subsidies a waste of money

    Simon Cowan | 23 May 2013

    With news of Ford closing its manufacturing facilities, the government should stop propping up automotive manufacturers.... Read More

  • ‘Super-Style’ Health Funding Will Save Unsustainable Medicare

    Jeremy Sammut | 29 Apr 2013

    More private financing of healthcare is needed to control the runaway cost of Medicare in an ageing Australia.... Read More

  • Stomach churning: Australia’s $316 billion welfare state

    Andrew Baker | 27 Mar 2013

    Policy reforms must be implemented now to ensure that Australia does not experience a welfare-driven European-style financial crisis.... Read More

  • National apology must lift taboo on adoption

    Jeremy Sammut | 19 Mar 2013

    Child protection policies endanger children by failing to remove them from unfit parents – and the forthcoming national apology for forced adoption could make the situation worse.... Read More

  • Fix unsustainable government spending: TARGET30 launch

    Simon Cowan | 06 Mar 2013

    Australia must act now if future generations are to escape the burdens of higher taxation, more debt and lower standards of living.... Read More

  • Fears of Asian Century Skills Shortages Unfounded

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 19 Feb 2013

    Policy proposals worth billions of dollars to equip Australia for the Asian Century would be a waste of taxpayers’ dollars.... Read More

  • Avoid latest fad: Education and employment key to reduce Indigenous imprisonment rate

    Sara Hudson | 31 Jan 2013

    Australia must take a cautionary approach to Justice Reinvestment to avoid spending more money to achieve very little.... Read More

  • International rankings hold little value for Australia’s education future

    Jennifer Buckingham | 18 Dec 2012

    Australia’s unique education system must not be sacrificed in the pursuit of an unattainable goal to improve our international rankings.... Read More

  • Industrial Relations Reform a Mixed Bag

    Alexander Philipatos | 06 Dec 2012

    Industrial relations reform in Australia has been a mixed bag.... Read More

  • Don’t raise the super guarantee rate

    Stephen Kirchner | 26 Nov 2012

    Abandon plans to increase the superannuation guarantee’s compulsory contribution rate from 9% to 12%.... Read More

  • ‘Monster’ Disability Scheme to blowout by billions

    Andrew Baker | 15 Nov 2012

    The annual cost of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is set to blowout by at least $7 billion.... Read More

  • Axe 'dud subs' and look to nuclear option, says new report

    Simon Cowan | 24 Oct 2012

    The government is poised to commit to building 12 new diesel ‘Future Submarines’ at a cost of $40 billion without even considering the option of more efficient, more powerful nuclear-powered submarines.... Read More

  • Looming fiscal debacle needs immediate fix

    Robert Carling | 28 Sep 2012

    Australia must take heed of the current sovereign debt crisis in Europe to avoid heading down the same perilous path.... Read More

  • Asia literacy alarm out of touch with Australia's multicultural reality

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 05 Sep 2012

    Australia is well-positioned to prosper in the Asian Century thanks to our multicultural society's readymade Asia literacy.... Read More

  • Privatise Health in NSW or Perish

    David Gadiel and Jeremy Sammut | 11 Jul 2012

    With health spending set to consume the entire state budget by 2033, the NSW Government should privatise public hospital services to avoid a financial catastrophe.... Read More