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Ideas@The Centre 1 2012

Vol. 1 No. 1 (January, 2012) Freedom Quote of the Week
'Liberty is the possibility of doubting, of making a mistake,... of searching and experimenting,... of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, social, and even political.'
— Ignazio Silone
  • Government can’t keep to its own spending constraints
    Robert Carling | 13 Jan 2012
    Curbing government spending is critical to closing the Commonwealth budget deficit, and dare we say it, setting the foundation for tax cuts. The federal government’s mid-year budget review does not provide any grounds for optimism. In fact, it is a case study of how incapable the government is of curbing its own spending.
  • Taking taxpayers for a ride
    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 13 Jan 2012
    Last week, consultancy firm KPMG published its Global Auto Executive Survey for 2012, in which executives from the world’s leading car manufacturers were asked about the situation of their industry. One of their key concerns was global overcapacity, estimated at somewhere between 20% and 30%.
  • Training must lead to employment
    Sara Hudson | 13 Jan 2012
    The report Walk in My Shoes, released by Generation One on 23 December 2011, found that many Aboriginal people are trapped in a training cycle where they move from one training program to another without ever finding employment.