Mission

The Centre for Independent Studies promotes free choice and individual liberty, and defends cultural freedom and the open exchange of ideas.

How do we achieve our mission?

We are proud to be associated with some of the greatest leaders in business and academia as visiting lecturers or as CIS members, staff or Directors. Through public policy research, media exposure and events such as Consilium and the student program Liberty & Society, the CIS encourages debate among leading academics, politicians, media and the public.

We aim to make sure good policy ideas are heard and seriously considered so that Australia can continue to prosper into the future. CIS measures its performance by monitoring and analysing the output of research papers, events, presentations, opinion pieces and media mentions, changes in the policy environment, website page views and financial support.