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Ideas@TheCentre

ideaas@TheCentre
Ideas@TheCentre
brings you ammunition for conversations around the table.
3 short articles from CIS researchers emailed every Friday on the issues of the week.

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Publications

  1. The Age of Endarkenment

    Brendan O'Neill, Nick Cater | 23 Oct 2014 | Occasional Papers

    Humans are wealthier, happier and more comfortable than any previous generation thanks to science and technology. So why... Read More...

  2. The Enlightenment Made Us

    Nick Cater | 23 Oct 2014 | Occasional Papers

    Nick Cater examines the Enlightenment ideals that helped shape our uniquely Australian culture, and asks whether the pragmatism... Read More...

  3. Preserving Peace as China Rises II: Preparing for a Post-American Asian Order

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 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...

  4. Catholic Resistance to German State Persecution: Lessons for Modern Australia

    Dyson Heydon, Peter Kurti, Robert Forsyth | 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...

  5. Submission to the National Commission of Audit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Trisha Jha | 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...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Our right to silence is too important to lose

    Suri Ratnapala | 01 Oct 2012 | The Conversation

    The move to dilute the right to silence in NSW is unjust, constitutionally questionable and unnecessary.... Read More

  2. Religious freedom must not be taken for granted

    Peter Kurti | 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

  3. Don’t gamble with people’s freedom

    Peter Kurti | 29 Sep 2011 | The Drum

    New Poker Machine laws are impeding people’s freedom... Read More

  4. Greens boycott is anti-Semitic

    Peter Kurti | 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

  5. If only phone hacking were the real scandal

    Brendan O'Neill | 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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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Britain's Pauline Hanson moment

    Peter Saunders | 17 Oct 2014

    Support for classical liberal ideas remains depressingly small in Britain. It is not Hayek the country is starting to embrace ...

  2. Requiem for a reformer

    Peter Saunders | 19 Apr 2013

    Thatcher’s people – and protestors – turn up in the thousands to farewell a giant of the twentieth century....

  3. After the riot: A civil discussion of multiculturalism

    Jeremy Sammut | 05 Oct 2012

    What does the recent riot mean for Australia’s status as a peaceful and harmonious multicultural society?...

  4. Britain's Olympic fever

    Peter Saunders | 02 Aug 2012

    The idealised image of the United Kingdom presented by Danny Boyle at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games also ...

  5. Thought crime

    Peter Saunders | 20 Jul 2012

    Britain’s race relations laws attempt to control, not just what we do, but the way we think....

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