Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Peter Swan AO


Featured Publication

  • The Pure Food Laws 03 November 1987 | PM13
    Most of us probably think Australias’s pure food laws are there to protect uns against unhealthful and unsafe foods. Not so, according to Professor Peter Swan. He was surprised to discover that “food laws are almost entirely about the avoidance…...
    Most of us probably think Australias’s pure food laws are there to protect uns against unhealthful and unsafe foods. Not so, according to Professor Peter Swan. He was surprised to discover that “food laws are almost entirely about the avoidance…
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Media & Commentary

  • Poor performance treads company boards 28 July 2016 | Ideas@TheCentre
    A fortnight prior to its abolition by independent senators and the Turnbull Government, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal set minimum pay rates for 35,000 owner-drivers, but not for employee-drivers. Hence, for two weeks the regulator threatened the livelihood of all…
    A fortnight prior to its abolition by independent senators and the Turnbull Government, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal set minimum pay rates for 35,000 owner-drivers, but not for employee-drivers. Hence, for two weeks the regulator threatened the livelihood of all…
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  • Experienced shareholders better than independent directors for business 23 June 2016 | The Conversation
    Businesses benefit from having substantial shareholders as directors on audit committees, but only when they are utilising swing trades, new research shows. The research compares the presence of these experienced directors as opposed to independent directors in management of Australian…
    Businesses benefit from having substantial shareholders as directors on audit committees, but only when they are utilising swing trades, new research shows. The research compares the presence of these experienced directors as opposed to independent directors in management of Australian…
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Publications

  • On Buying a Job: The Regulation of a Taxicab in Canberra 12 December 1979 | PM1
    Almost without exception, the licensing power is used to restrict the number of taxis to fewer than would operate in a Jree market. As a result, taxi licences (or plates, or medallions) acquire a scarcity value-a value which-unlike, say, the value of conveniently- sited land-does not reflect the niggardliness of…...
    Almost without exception, the licensing power is used to restrict the number of taxis to fewer than would operate in a Jree market. As a result, taxi licences (or plates, or medallions) acquire a scarcity value-a value which-unlike, say, the value of conveniently- sited land-does not reflect the niggardliness of…
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