Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Rebecca Gill


Featured Publication

  • Price Drivers: Five Case Studies in How Government is Making Australia Unaffordable 14 December 2011 | PM125
    Government influences price levels in more ways than is immediately apparent. Through its direct and indirect interventions in the market, government is one of the most important price drivers in Australia and responsible for the rising cost of living. To…...
    Government influences price levels in more ways than is immediately apparent. Through its direct and indirect interventions in the market, government is one of the most important price drivers in Australia and responsible for the rising cost of living. To…
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Media & Commentary

  • Not much Christmas cheer as Aussies get ripped off and overcharged 12 December 2011 | The Centre for Independent Studies
    As consumers rush out to fill their Santa stockings, a new report from The Centre for Independent Studies says government has made Australia one of the most expensive places to live and shop. Australians are being ripped off according to…
    As consumers rush out to fill their Santa stockings, a new report from The Centre for Independent Studies says government has made Australia one of the most expensive places to live and shop. Australians are being ripped off according to…
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  • Connect cyber with reality 19 August 2011
    French sociologist Emile Durkheim came up with the concept of ‘anomie,’ a situation where individuals become unhinged and disconnected from society, its culture, norms and values. Despite their differences, Britain’s rioters all share a lack of respect or connection with…
    French sociologist Emile Durkheim came up with the concept of ‘anomie,’ a situation where individuals become unhinged and disconnected from society, its culture, norms and values. Despite their differences, Britain’s rioters all share a lack of respect or connection with…
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  • Water: Making the glass half full 06 April 2011 | Climate Spectator
    While people will willingly adopt technological innovations like the iPhone or GPS navigation systems which offer obvious improvement, they can be sceptical, reluctant and even fearful to embrace the latest discoveries in cloning, GM food, nuclear power and water use,…
    While people will willingly adopt technological innovations like the iPhone or GPS navigation systems which offer obvious improvement, they can be sceptical, reluctant and even fearful to embrace the latest discoveries in cloning, GM food, nuclear power and water use,…
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  • The economics of water in a growing population 04 April 2011 | ABC News
    Adam Smith knew a lot about life and economics but water puzzled him. How could water be so much cheaper than diamonds? Nobody can survive without water, but we could probably eke a life without diamonds. What confused Smith still…
    Adam Smith knew a lot about life and economics but water puzzled him. How could water be so much cheaper than diamonds? Nobody can survive without water, but we could probably eke a life without diamonds. What confused Smith still…
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  • Wading in with new ideas for water 01 April 2011
    Australians have always had a tenuous relationship with water, constantly bemoaning our status as the ‘driest continent.’ After decades of dry spells and water restrictions, record floods are causing enormous damage to life and property. Australia has never been confident…
    Australians have always had a tenuous relationship with water, constantly bemoaning our status as the ‘driest continent.’ After decades of dry spells and water restrictions, record floods are causing enormous damage to life and property. Australia has never been confident…
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Publications

  • Droughts and Flooding Rains: Water Provision for a Growing Australia 31 March 2011 | PM115
    In the 2010 federal elections, the debate over Australia’s population surfaced once again. Groups concerned with the impacts of a growing population have focused on the life source of any settlement: water. However, despite the myths and reignited fears, Australia has the water resources and technologies to support the population…...
    In the 2010 federal elections, the debate over Australia’s population surfaced once again. Groups concerned with the impacts of a growing population have focused on the life source of any settlement: water. However, despite the myths and reignited fears, Australia has the water resources and technologies to support the population…
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