Ideas@TheCentre – The Centre for Independent Studies


Ideas@TheCentre brings you ammunition for conversations around the table.  3 short articles from CIS researchers emailed every Friday on the issues of the week.

Endangered democracy and interest group politics

30 August 2013

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'more cautious''tougher'National Disability Insurance SchemePaid Parental Leave

Big Ideas Forum

'budget crisis'$60 billion

teachers' union

Benjamin Herscovitch is a Beijing-based Policy Analyst at The Centre for Independent Studies. The video of the Big Ideas Forum will be available shortly on our YouTube channel.

Just how big is the national debt?

30 August 2013


$300 billion level

Robert Carling is a Senior Fellow at The Centre for Independent Studies.

Collapse in youth participation rate

30 August 2013