In the battle of ideas, the Centre for Independent Studies is like a munitions factory, churning out the material to push the trench line a few kilometres forward. The spiritual reward for researchers, analysts and scholars is a chance to see their policy ideas put into policy practice. Another payoff for producing successful ideas is often access and influence. At the beginning of 2020, we invited the former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to address a CIS lunch at our Macquarie Street office. However, the coronavirus crisis derailed plans.
Gladys Berejiklian is the former Premier of New South Wales and the Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party, offices which she assumed on 23 January 2017.