Our publications are the most important means of contact between the Centre's ideas and its general readership. Since 1976, The Centre for Independent Studies has produced some of the most authoritative publications in Australasian academia. From the influential Lands of Shame to the authoritative Will China Fail? CIS has published hundreds of publications covering topics from the social policy to legal affairs to religion and education.
In addition to books, the CIS publishes a range of shorter publications: Issue Analyses deal with controversial and current issues and Policy Mongraphs investigate and offer policy solutions. Since 1984, Policy magazine has published feature articles and reviews authored by some of the foremost national and international thinkers on public policy and ideas. The quality of writing and the diversity of topics in Policy ensure its status as a 'must read' by leading politicans, businesspeople and academics.
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All Health Publications
Towards a more competitive Medicare: The case for deregulating medical fees and co-payments in Australia
This research paper outlines how to introduce a price signal for Medicare without introducing a GP copayment.
‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’? In health care, that’s not always true.
Overcoming Governance and Cost Challenges for Australian Public Hospitals: The Foundation Trust Alternative
A speech given by Jeremy Sammut at the Catholic Health National Conference Australia. 26-28 August, 2013
The Fraught Politics of Saying Sorry for Forced Adoption: Implications for Child Protection Policy in Australia
Inspirational leadership can make a difference to Aboriginal health.
Science promises a longer and healthier old age.
There is no economic rationale for providing additional health care subsidises for GP Super Clinics.
We need to find a way to allow market signals, rather than central planning, to determine how many doctors we need.
Whether pharmacy medicine rules protect patients or pharmacies is open to debate.
There is something morally unattractive about selling body parts, but the alternatives are worse.
We should consider allowing the sale of blood and body parts.
The Coming Crisis of Medicare: What the Intergenerational Reports should say, but doesn’t, about health and ageing
Current health care funding policies are not serving patients' interests.
Tanveer Ahmed and Nick Coatsworth diagnose the ills of medical training.
There is no way of funding health care so that people with private insurance do not pay twice.
A consumer empowerment model of health care provides the most feasible strategy out of the current health policy reform impasse.
Economics and Australian Health Policy edited by Gavin Mooney and Richard Scotton (Allen & Unwin, 1998.)
States of Health: Health and Illness in Australia (3rd Ed.) by Janet George and Alan Davis (Longman, 1998.)
How to bring the market back into health care.
Medicare and community rating undermine the private health funds.
A discussion of euthanasia, following its legalisation in the Northern Territory and similar proposals for the ACT and NSW.
The dangers of setting a precedent for the taking of life.
Trends in Biomedical edited by Hiram Caton (Butterworths, 1990.)