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Issue Analysis


Issue Analysis (IA) are shorter publications that deal with controversial and current issues.

  • Australia and the Asian Ascendancy: Why Upskilling is Not Necessary to Reap the Rewards

    19 Feb 2013 | IA137

    Government programs to upskill the Australian workforce for the Asian Century are a solution to a non-problem. With more than a million Asian-born Australians, millions of speakers of Asian languages,... Read More

  • Why a Growing Australia is Nothing to Fear

    28 Sep 2011 | IA125

    Australia’s population is growing because our economy is booming and our society is confident about the future. Rather than pretend population growth is not happening, we should be actively trying to... Read More

  • The Open Front Door Tourism, Border Control and National Security

    William Maley | 14 Jan 2004 | IA42

    Terrorists could easily exploit a serious weakness in Australia’s border protection regime, warns immigration expert Professor William Maley. While the Howard government has committed substantial resources... Read More

  • Poor Statistics: Getting the Facts Right About Poverty in Australia

    Peter Saunders | 03 Apr 2002 | IA23

    Some welfare organisations suggest that poverty statistics are unimportant and that the CIS critique of the Smith Family’s figures was a distraction from the real business of tackling poverty. But the... Read More

  • Poor Arguments: A Response to the Smith Family Report on Poverty in Australia

    Kayoko Tsumori | 16 Jan 2002 | IA21

    The welfare lobby, including The Smith Family and NATSEM, continues to inflate poverty statistics to advance a political agenda of income redistribution. The Smith Family report claimed that one in eight... Read More