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Ideas@ The Centre 33

Vol. 10 No. 33 (October, 2009) Freedom quote of the week
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is the highest political end.
Lord Acton
  • Welfare reforms show glimmer of hope
    Jessica Brown | 16 Oct 2009
    Over the past few decades, a bipartisan consensus has emerged about the need to reduce the number of working age Australians reliant on welfare. While the aging population means that large-scale welfare programs will become increasingly unsustainable, there is also a growing appreciation of the pernicious effects of long-term welfare dependence on individuals and communities.
  • The bankers at least got something right
    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 16 Oct 2009
    The Nobel Prize in economics by the Swedish central bank has been controversial since at least 1974 when it was awarded to socialist Gunnar Myrdal jointly with classical liberal Friedrich Hayek.
  • Government’s love-hate relationship with lawyers
    Elise Parham | 16 Oct 2009
    The release of a report on human rights last week sparked another flurry of commentary on the possibility of the Rudd government introducing a national bill of rights.