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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. Helen Hughes: A Tribute

    Glenys Byrne, Greg Lindsay, Noel Pearson, Ron Duncan, Tony Abbott | 27 Aug 2014 | Policy Forum

    CIS Senior Fellow Professor Helen Hughes AO passed away on 15 June 2013 after a lifetime dedicated to working passionately... Read More...

  2. Complex Family Payments: What it Costs the Village to Raise a Child

    Trisha Jha | 06 Aug 2014 | Policy Monographs

    The report describes the family payments system (with a focus on family tax benefits and child care fee assistance) and analyses... Read More...

  3. Lessons from Singapore: Opt-Out Health Savings Accounts for Australia

    David Gadiel, Jeremy Sammut | 28 Jul 2014 | Policy Monographs

    Singapore’s distinctive health funding and service provision arrangements have delivered comparable First World standards... Read More...

  4. Fairer Paid Parental Leave

    Matthew Taylor | 07 Jul 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    This report describes how an Income Contingent Loans (ICL) scheme could be used to provide wage replacement Paid Parental... Read More...

  5. The Forgotten Freedom: Threats to Religious Liberty in Australia

    Peter Kurti | 01 Jul 2014 | Policy Monographs

    When religious followers try to express their beliefs about topics such as same-sex marriage, they are frequently met with... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Rescuing Tony’s baby

    Matthew Taylor | 13 Sep 2014 | The Spectator

    The Paid Parental Leave scheme should be scrapped in favour of an HECS-style loans scheme.... Read More

  2. Comment: Budget changes will ensure pensions keep their value

    Matthew Taylor | 05 Sep 2014 | SBS

    The claim that indexing pensions to price increases will erode their value over time is wrong.... Read More

  3. Comment: Why we need Disability Support Pension reform

    Matthew Taylor | 22 Aug 2014 | SBS

    Welfare is never as good as having a job, and currently the Disability Support Pension does not do enough to ensure that ... Read More

  4. NAPLAN: IQ versus poverty

    Jennifer Buckingham | 21 Aug 2014 | The Australian

    THE release of NAPLAN data ­always brings some sort of controversy. This year it was about a ­decline in writing performance, ... Read More

  5. Government funding of families a puzzle

    Trisha Jha | 08 Aug 2014 | Newcastle Herald

    Are families really well served by the $32 billion family payments system?... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Time-limits the alternative to waiting times for the dole

    Trisha Jha | 12 Sep 2014

    Among the most controversial of the measures announced in the May budget was the move to deny 15 to 29-year-olds access to ...

  2. The two sides of preventive health

    Helen Andrews | 05 Sep 2014

    Two news stories from the past fortnight ought to be considered side by side, in each other's light. The first is a conference ...

  3. Using school data wisely

    Jennifer Buckingham | 05 Sep 2014

    This week in education policy the spotlight has been on the appropriate use of performance data. Two new reports questioned ...

  4. Robin Hood is alive and well in Australia

    Robert Carling | 29 Aug 2014

    Critics of budget measures appear to believe that social benefits both individually and in aggregate should only ever go ...

  5. Making work, not the dole, the easier option

    Jeremy Sammut | 29 Aug 2014

    If we want to uphold the moral principle that those who can work should work, we cannot afford to make life on the dole the ...

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