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    Awards and penalty rates are onerous, outdated and should be abolished....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

  • 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