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  • CIS response to Commission of Audit's bold recommendations

    Simon Cowan | 01 May 2014

    The Abbott government must heed the advice in the Commission of Audit's report released today.... Read More

  • CIS' 8 tips to education savings

    Jennifer Buckingham | 30 Apr 2014

    Governments should look to the most effective ways of funding education.... Read More

  • Boost adoption rate through national target

    Jeremy Sammut | 16 Apr 2014

    Over 5,000 children could be adopted each year within Australia compared to the 210 children currently, if the Abbott government a national adoption target.... Read More

  • Tax freedom: 10 April is day of fiscal emancipation

    Robert Carling | 10 Apr 2014

    Thursday, 10 April, marks the point in the calendar year when Australians are free from the burden of paying taxes.... Read More

  • Crisis looms over level of state government debt

    Robert Carling | 20 Mar 2014

    While Commonwealth government net debt has increased rapidly to $153 billion over the last six years, little attention has been paid to the dramatic increase in state government debt to $43 billion.... Read More

  • US force needed to counteract China's military resurgence in Asia

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 13 Mar 2014

    US leadership has secured relative peace in the Indo-Pacific since World War II, and is essential to avoiding runaway Chinese territorial demands.... Read More

  • Slash red tape for charities by slashing regulator

    Helen Andrews | 06 Feb 2014

    The Abbott government must remain firm in its pledge to abolish the charities commission and reduce red tape on charities.... Read More

  • Family breakdown increases risk of child sexual abuse

    Jeremy Sammut | 30 Jan 2014

    Children are at greater risk of sexual abuse in broken families as opposed to their peers in two parent biological families.... Read More

  • Implement Fiscal Commission to counter future budget crisis

    Stephen Kirchner | 12 Dec 2013

    Australia needs to strengthen its fiscal institutions and rules, and hold government to account, to prevent a future fiscal crisis.... Read More

  • The death blow to car industry assistance

    Simon Cowan | 11 Dec 2013

    The departure of Holden is a clear sign that corporate welfare doesn't work.... Read More

  • Resist the advance of hard multiculturalism

    Peter Kurti | 10 Dec 2013

    'Soft' multiculturalism has given way to a new, 'hard' multiculturalism, which questions the legitimacy of a core national culture.... Read More

  • Cut spending to solve 'budget emergency'

    Simon Cowan | 21 Nov 2013

    The Abbott government can remedy its 'budget emergency' by implementing measures that will save an estimated $20 billion a year.... Read More

  • Authoritarian China prospers without democracy

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 31 Oct 2013

    Is China's one-party state heading towards a crisis that will force it to democratise or die?... Read More

  • Competition the key to saving public hospitals

    Jeremy Sammut | 14 Oct 2013

    Australia will not be able to fund our $40 billion a year public hospital sector if costs and usage continue at the current rate.... Read More

  • 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