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.
10 Feb 2015 | Occasional Papers|
This volume brings together two presentations and the introductions from an event hosted by the Centre for Independent Studies... Read More...
26 Nov 2014 | Policy Monographs|
How can a policymaker predict whether a preventive health program will save money over the long term? These eight questions... Read More...
12 Nov 2014 | Speeches|
Dr David Kilcullen's address for the 2014 John Bonython Lecture
01 Nov 2014 | POLICY Magazine|
By relentlessly attacking the state, have classical liberals paved the way for a new kind of tyranny?
23 Oct 2014 | Occasional Papers|
Humans are wealthier, happier and more comfortable than any previous generation thanks to science and technology. So why... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
20 Jan 2015 | The Australian|
The fear of potential legal action under the RDA also means the nation will debate the question of recognising Indigenous ... Read More
16 Jan 2015 | Online Opinion|
The debate about reform of Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act has bubbled up again in the wake of the slaughter ... Read More
09 Jan 2015 | Daily Telegraph|
Let’s get one thing clear: if you offend Islamist extremists, they will set out to silence you. Kill you, if necessary. ... Read More
15 Dec 2014 | Canberra Times|
To my great delight as an immigrant, there is no ‘War on Christmas’ in Australia.... Read More
27 Oct 2014 | Australian Financial Review|
It is clear now that economic liberty has supported a massive global reduction of poverty, disease and other key factors. ... Read More
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