What are we fighting for? Islamism and the threat to liberal values
David Kilcullen
12 November 2014

As prepared I want first to thank the Centre for Independent Studies for the opportunity to be part of this event, with its rich tradition of provocative debate. I want to thank the team for…

The Task Ahead: The Hon Joe Hockey MP
Joe Hockey
08 November 2013

The Task Ahead It’s a great pleasure to be addressing the Centre for Independent Studies in my first domestic keynote address as Treasurer. I want to declare my gratitude to Greg Lindsay and the CIS…

Saving Medicare: The Case for Market-Based Health Reform
Jeremy Sammut
27 August 2013

Paper for the Catholic Health Conference Australia. 26-28 August, 2013 Good morning ladies and gentlemen, and I’d like to thank Catholic Health Australia for the invitation to address the conference. In this presentation I am…

The future of education — a structural perspective
Jennifer Buckingham
22 August 2013

AISNSW Executive Conference, Killcare NSW Thursday 22 August 2013 The Centre for Independent Studies For those of you who attended the AISQ State forum in Queensland in May, much of this presentation will be familiar.…

Book Launch: 'The Modest Member: The Life and Times of Bert Kelly'
Malcolm Turnbull
04 December 2012

Hal Colebatch’s ‘The Modest Member: The Life & Times of Bert Kelly’ Centre for Independent Studies 4 December 2012 The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP In 1930, in a well-known passage in his history of Australia,…