Opinion & Commentary
Opinion and Commentary contains media articles written by CIS researchers.
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The move to dilute the right to silence in NSW is unjust, constitutionally questionable and unnecessary. Read More
The importance of religious belief is both derided and attacked in our public debates. Tony Abbott's Christian faith is often used as a stick with which to poke, if not beat, the Opposition Leader Read More
New Poker Machine laws are impeding people’s freedom Read More
Recently the Greens have refused to back a motion in the Senate condemning efforts by protesters from the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to bar would-be customers from entering... Read More
For all the tankers of ink that have been spilt analysing Rupert Murdoch’s recent travails, nobody has seen fit to mention the dark irony at the heart of the phone-hacking scandal. Which is that the... Read More
Following last week's riots in Britain, politicians and commentators have similarly been asking the wrong question. What caused thousands of (mainly) young males to torch buildings where they live, loot... Read More
Gay marriage dissenters deserve the same respect as advocates Read More
To Australian regulators, beer, wine and spirits seem to be in the same danger category as guns and porn – and thus have to be hidden from the public's view in specialised stores. Read More
So it is easy to be for free speech in principle. It is far less obvious what this will mean in practice. Read More
Sometimes, even a politician's smile is more important than his or her policies. Read More
Proudly plebeian, Australia has no need to apologise for its egalitarianism and should celebrate its achievements more self-consciously. Read More
Lefties are smarter than righties, but could righties be happier. Read More
01 Sep 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis|
With US leadership unable to guarantee peace and security in the Indo-Pacific this century, the region will need to transition... Read More...
30 May 2014 | Occasional Papers|
Anti-Catholic sectarianism is on the rise in Australian society even though Australian Catholicism has made an extraordinary... Read More...
01 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers|
The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government.... Read More...
13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis|
Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...
06 Feb 2014 | Issue Analysis|
Abolishing the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission is a necessary first step in fostering an independent... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
01 Oct 2012 | The Conversation|
The move to dilute the right to silence in NSW is unjust, constitutionally questionable and unnecessary.... Read More
24 Feb 2012 | ABC Online|
The importance of religious belief is both derided and attacked in our public debates. Tony Abbott's Christian faith is often ... Read More
29 Sep 2011 | The Drum|
New Poker Machine laws are impeding people’s freedom... Read More
06 Sep 2011 | The Canberra Times|
Recently the Greens have refused to back a motion in the Senate condemning efforts by protesters from the anti-Israel Boycott, ... Read More
20 Aug 2011 | The Spectator|
For all the tankers of ink that have been spilt analysing Rupert Murdoch’s recent travails, nobody has seen fit to mention ... Read More
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