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Cassandra Wilkinson


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  • Helicopter parenting to protect G20 politicians 07 November 2014
      There was some fuss this week regarding the refusal of Brisbane Airport to accept billboard advertisements aimed at arriving members of the G20. As the airport is leased and managed by a private company, the ads they accept are really…
      There was some fuss this week regarding the refusal of Brisbane Airport to accept billboard advertisements aimed at arriving members of the G20. As the airport is leased and managed by a private company, the ads they accept are really…
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  • The unions are running a shadow economy 04 November 2014 | Australian Financial Review
    When the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance was established, the leader of the Opposition positioned it as a political ploy, suggesting to the Prime Minister, “give our police the resources they need to catch the crooks and keep the…
    When the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance was established, the leader of the Opposition positioned it as a political ploy, suggesting to the Prime Minister, “give our police the resources they need to catch the crooks and keep the…
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  • Government gets B for consistent effort on reforms, but will have to lift its game 31 October 2014
    CIS recently hosted a visit from Institute of Economic Affairs Director of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon who summed up nicely the problem with regulation: “A lot of people are very good at doing benefit analysis”.  Costs are easily forgotten. Especially…
    CIS recently hosted a visit from Institute of Economic Affairs Director of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon who summed up nicely the problem with regulation: “A lot of people are very good at doing benefit analysis”.  Costs are easily forgotten. Especially…
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  • Value of economic education 17 October 2014
      I’m a firm believer in the value of economic education. An understanding of incentives, opportunity costs, supply and demand are as essential for making sense of the world as maps, history and periodic tables. So I was alarmed when…
      I’m a firm believer in the value of economic education. An understanding of incentives, opportunity costs, supply and demand are as essential for making sense of the world as maps, history and periodic tables. So I was alarmed when…
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  • Opal card still a gem, despite any teething problems 10 October 2014
    A columnist last week claimed the NSW government's swipe card transport ticket the Opal looked, "like a deliberate designed-in I-told-you-so catastrophe" and that "The only plausible explanation is that Opal is actually funded by the roads lobby". The comments tapped…
    A columnist last week claimed the NSW government's swipe card transport ticket the Opal looked, "like a deliberate designed-in I-told-you-so catastrophe" and that "The only plausible explanation is that Opal is actually funded by the roads lobby". The comments tapped…
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