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Ideas@ The Centre 7

Vol. 2 No. 7 (February, 2010) Freedom quote of the week
If it moves, tax it.
If it still moves, regulate it.
If it stops moving, subsidise it.
— Attributed to former US President Ronald Reagan
  • The pretence of knowledge
    Greg Lindsay | 26 Feb 2010
    The ill-conceived and rushed Commonwealth insulation program adds to a very long list of recent government policy failures, such as Grocery Watch, Petrol Watch, ‘Green’ loans, and Indigenous public housing.
  • Groundhog Day for new housing
    Sara Hudson | 26 Feb 2010
    Despite extensive consultation with communities in the Northern Territory about what type of new houses they would like as part of the government’s Indigenous housing program, government is still following the same old tired designs for the construction of houses.
  • Stimulus begets stimulus
    Luke Malpass | 26 Feb 2010
    Suspending the insulation program has landed the Rudd government with an unpleasant political problem: business closures and layoffs.