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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The interests of unions are not necessarily the same as the interests of workers, and a union campaign does not always equate to a workers’ campaign. Read More
The challenge for Australia is not to stop population growth but to find practical solutions to accommodate it. Read More
Asian languages alarmism should not scare us into expanding current language education programs. Read More
Rather than lining up more athletes to suckle on the government teat, we should explore innovative new funding models for sport. Read More
Amendments to dealing with unfair dismissal applications in the review of the Fair Work Act are welcome. Read More
There are several reasons for youth wages to be less than adult wages. Read More
The European public debt crisis is a wake-up call to those who believe in running a country on ever more feel-good programs, welfare initiatives, and industry assistance. Read More
Instead of being afraid of population growth, Australians should embrace it, and government must focus on build infrastructure to support the growth. Read More
Australia should auction its immigration spots to the highest and most capable bidders to improve our standard of living over the long term. Read More
Australia’s migrants are some of the best integrated because the immigration policy is strict. Continuing this considered selection through a careful screening process for migrants is vital. Read More
Paying people to move to regional areas will not improve economic growth. Read More
Cities, especially big ones like Melbourne and Sydney, provide us with endless opportunities that simply are not available in remote locations. Read More
Population increases are inevitable, and government should start planning for infrastructure bottlenecks. Read More
30 Apr 2013 | TARGET30 Papers|
High growth in health spending is the area of public expenditure that will unsustainably increase the size of government... Read More...
19 Feb 2013 | Issue Analysis|
Government programs to upskill the Australian workforce for the Asian Century are a solution to a non-problem. With more... Read More...
23 Apr 2012 | Issue Analysis|
Europe’s economic crisis has been shaking financial markets for the past three years. Countries like Greece, Ireland, Portugal,... Read More...
27 Mar 2012 | Policy Forum|
Why are so many New Zealanders flocking to Australian shores, and what can be done to stop the so-called Kiwi ‘brain drain’? In... Read More...
19 Sep 2011 | Policy Monographs|
The long-run relationship between population growth and living standards has been a source of controversy among economists.... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
01 Dec 2014 | The Spectator|
It is well known that Australia has a serious aging problem because our fertility rate is below the level needed just to ... Read More
29 Oct 2014 | Australian Financial Review|
Context, they say, is everything. True or not, it certainly matters, and a glance at context illuminates Gough Whitlam’s ... Read More
13 May 2013 | The Australian Financial Review|
In its eagerness to lock in the funding and governance arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), ... Read More
30 Apr 2013 | The Australian|
THE intergenerational reports have told us repeatedly that escalating government spending on health is unsustainable in an ... Read More
08 Jan 2013 | The Conversation|
It is timely to re-examine the economic case for compulsory superannuation.... Read More
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