Ideas about Liberty
Ideas about liberty permeate all elements of CIS research. How much government and regulation does Australia need are questions that we address through our research and events program.
We believe in liberty; freedom of association, religion and speech; and the right to property.
The ideal we endorse is that a good society is one in which autonomous citizens are at liberty to order their affairs as they wish, and in which individuals have the capacity to take personal responsibility for their choices.
01 Jul 2014 | Policy Monographs|
When religious followers try to express their beliefs about topics such as same-sex marriage, they are frequently met with... Read More...
30 May 2014 | Occasional Papers|
Anti-Catholic sectarianism is on the rise in Australian society even though Australian Catholicism has made an extraordinary... Read More...
01 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers|
The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government.... Read More...
13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis|
Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...
06 Feb 2014 | Issue Analysis|
Abolishing the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission is a necessary first step in fostering an independent... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
25 Jul 2014 | ABC The Drum|
In the 100 years that euthanasia has been a matter for debate, technology has driven the conversation less than people assume.... Read More
05 Jul 2014 | The Australian|
Free speech allows those with bad ideas the broadest latitude to makes fools of themselves.... Read More
01 Jul 2014 | Quadrant|
The debate over the future of the RDA is a question of democracy, it is about the freedom Australians should have to discuss ... Read More
26 Jun 2014 | The Australian Financial Review|
Those in the think tank world who claim to be mere pragmatists with no ideological axe to grind are fooling themselves as ... Read More
14 Jun 2014 | The Australian|
National security laws should contain appropriate safeguards for the rights of individuals and remain proportionate to any ... Read More
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