Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Richard Alston

Richard Alston was a Liberal Senator for Victoria from 1986 to 2004, a senior cabinet minister in the Coalition government of former prime minister John Howard, and federal president of the Liberal Party from 2015 to 2018. He was Australia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2008.


Featured Publication

  • Reflections on the EU Project and its Flaws: A fatal conceit about markets and the real world 09 September 2021 | OP185
    The European Union shows all the signs of worsening economic, social and political decline — from tepid economic growth and chronically high unemployment to social unrest and rising political extremism. This paper reflects on the idealistic roots of early European…...
    The European Union shows all the signs of worsening economic, social and political decline — from tepid economic growth and chronically high unemployment to social unrest and rising political extremism. This paper reflects on the idealistic roots of early European…
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Media & Commentary

  • The EU is in serious decline 09 September 2021 | Spectator
    The European Union shows all the signs of worsening economic, social and political decline, with symptoms ranging from tepid economic growth and chronically high unemployment to social unrest and rising political extremism.    The idealistic roots and worthy intentions of early European integration in…
    The European Union shows all the signs of worsening economic, social and political decline, with symptoms ranging from tepid economic growth and chronically high unemployment to social unrest and rising political extremism.    The idealistic roots and worthy intentions of early European integration in…
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Publications

  • Australia, the United States and China in a post-Covid world 14 September 2020 | OP175
    After three decades of prosperity and relative peace, Australia suddenly confronts a trifecta of crises: a pandemic, a recession, and a radically changed strategic outlook. In these circumstances, Australia must adapt quickly, always putting its interests first and being prepared to lead when necessary. Notwithstanding China’s growing assertiveness and doubts…...
    After three decades of prosperity and relative peace, Australia suddenly confronts a trifecta of crises: a pandemic, a recession, and a radically changed strategic outlook. In these circumstances, Australia must adapt quickly, always putting its interests first and being prepared to lead when necessary. Notwithstanding China’s growing assertiveness and doubts…
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