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Policy Monographs


Policy Monographs (PM) are pieces directly commenting on government policy, new programs or legislation.

  • An Ounce of Prevention? A Toolkit for Evaluating Preventive Health Measures

    26 Nov 2014 | PM143

    How can a policymaker predict whether a preventive health program will save money over the long term? These eight questions will help guide any preliminary evaluation, whether the program in question involves... Read More

  • The Forgotten Freedom: Threats to Religious Liberty in Australia

    01 Jul 2014 | PM139

    When religious followers try to express their beliefs about topics such as same-sex marriage, they are frequently met with charges of bigotry and accusations of homophobia. Religious freedom in Australia... Read More

  • Multiculturalism and the Fetish of Diversity

    10 Dec 2013 | PM138

    Multiculturalism began as a response to the White Australia policy and continues to enjoy public support. But a new, ‘hard’ multiculturalism has emerged which is determined to eliminate racism. Its... Read More

  • A Fair Go: Fact or Fiction?

    09 May 2013 | PM135

    The Australian ideal of a fair go is fact rather than fiction. By offering all individuals the opportunity to capitalise on their ambition and natural ability, Australia’s dynamic and socially mobile... Read More

  • Panacea to Prison? Justice Reinvestment in Indigenous Communities

    31 Jan 2013 | PM134

    High Indigenous incarceration has elicited a long list of so-called solutions over the years. Yet the percentage of Aboriginal people in custody has continued to rise, and is now nearly double what it... Read More

  • The False Promise of GP Super Clinics Part 2: Coordinated Care

    Jeremy Sammut | 20 Jun 2008 | PM85

    The report’s author Jeremy Sammut examines the evidence for the Rudd government’s plan to use GP Super Clinics to boost prevention of chronic disease and ‘take the pressure off public hospitals’... Read More

  • Christianity and Entrepreneurship: Protestant and Catholic Thoughts

    Samuel Gregg | 05 Nov 1999 | PM44

    This monograph is a scholarly yet understandable study of entrepreneurship from both a Protestant (Preece) and a Catholic (Gregg) perspective. Among other things, both argue that Christians should not... Read More

  • Endangered Freedom

    Thomas Sowell | 16 Nov 1993 | PM22

    In the fifth John Bonython Lecture, Thomas Sowell argues that public life in Western countries is blighted by an ‘unconstrained vision’ of man and society. Read More

  • The Politics of Multiculturalism

    Raymond Sestito | 04 Jun 1982 | PM3

    For several years now, politicians of all persuasions have been telling us that Australia is a 'multicultural society'. Purely as a description, this phrase is eminently applicable. Australia's population... Read More