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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Classical liberals favour competitive federalism over national laws because competition between jurisdictions makes it harder for government to grow.If the tax or regulatory arrangements are more favourable... Read More
In rejecting a pretty good funding school model because it is not perfect, we may end up with something much worse. Read More
Asian languages alarmism should not scare us into expanding current language education programs. Read More
Take responsibility for your actions – don’t make the rest of us pay. Read More
The Government should release reports without the media having to request FOI. Read More
What agenda did Greens leader Bob Brown have for calling for greater media regulations? Surely, by now, we understand free speech and free press are necessities for a healthy democracy. Read More
The changing role of elected councillors may explain the proliferation in local government regulations and extra rates. Read More
25 Jun 2015 | Occasional Papers|
To enjoy prosperity into the future, Australia needs to establish an reform strategy that goes beyond economic policy and... Read More...
Public Money: Federal-State Financial Relations and the Constitutional Limits on Spending Public Money29 Oct 2014 | Occasional Papers|
This paper surveys and explains the history of how the Australian Constitution was intended to deal with federal-state financial... Read More...
28 Aug 2014 | Policy Forum|
This volume brings together the four presentations made to a Centre for Independent Studies public forum on reforming the... 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...
06 Mar 2013 | TARGET30 Papers|
TARGET30 is a campaign promoting smaller government, supported by a series of research reports providing policy solutions... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
22 Jul 2015 | Canberra Times|
Much has been said about the contest between political expediency and visionary leadership in the recent conduct of public ... Read More
20 Jan 2015 | Australian Financial Review|
The key point for both the tax review and the review of federalism is not to start from the premise that overall taxation ... Read More
26 Nov 2014 | Australian Financial Review|
It looks like Australia is finally having a long overdue debate about reform of the federation and, more importantly, reform ... Read More
03 Oct 2014 | Canberra Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age|
Ahead of the federal government’s ‘white paper’ on reform of the federation, an issues paper will canvas the specific ... Read More
29 Mar 2012 | The Drum|
If you believe the hype, Carr's entry into federal politics is a sign that the floundering incompetence which has typified ... Read More
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