Charles Jacobs

Policy Analyst

Charles Jacobs

Charles  is a Policy Analyst in the Indigenous Affairs team.

Charles has completed a Bachelor of International and Global Studies and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney.  His honours thesis was on instances of political rhetoric surrounding the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014.

As well as working at the CIS, Charles is employed as a statistician with Fox Sports Australia and as an extras actor for films such as Hacksaw Ridge.


Featured Publication

  • Millennials and socialism: Australian youth are lurching to the left 20 June 2018 | PP7
    The 20th century’s failed experimentations with socialism serve as a strong lesson that, despite its idealistic promises of equality, the ideology has led to nothing but oppression and poverty. However Australian Millennials have remained relatively unaffected by socialism’s shortcomings. The…...
    The 20th century’s failed experimentations with socialism serve as a strong lesson that, despite its idealistic promises of equality, the ideology has led to nothing but oppression and poverty. However Australian Millennials have remained relatively unaffected by socialism’s shortcomings. The…
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Media & Commentary

  • ILC poor land management model 10 August 2018 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The recent controversy surrounding the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) in Cape York is emblematic of a government body operating on a broken model. Established in 1995, the ILC is a federal government organisation that assists Indigenous groups to purchase land…
    The recent controversy surrounding the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) in Cape York is emblematic of a government body operating on a broken model. Established in 1995, the ILC is a federal government organisation that assists Indigenous groups to purchase land…
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  • Indigenous prosperity is key to Closing the Gap 30 July 2018 | The Australian
    Illustration: Eric Lobbecke A decade ago the federal government launched the watershed Closing the Gap strategy, which set several key targets aimed at reducing the health, educational and economic disparities faced by indigenous Australians. Ten years later, the strategy is…
    Illustration: Eric Lobbecke A decade ago the federal government launched the watershed Closing the Gap strategy, which set several key targets aimed at reducing the health, educational and economic disparities faced by indigenous Australians. Ten years later, the strategy is…
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  • Indigenous prosperity plan panned 20 July 2018 | Ideas@TheCentre
    Critics of the federal government’s plan to ‘refresh’ the Closing the Gap strategy have argued that the new focus on economic development and prosperity is misguided and will impede improvements in health and education. The scheme, which 10 years ago…
    Critics of the federal government’s plan to ‘refresh’ the Closing the Gap strategy have argued that the new focus on economic development and prosperity is misguided and will impede improvements in health and education. The scheme, which 10 years ago…
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  • Farm finance ripe for disruption 06 July 2018 | Ideas@TheCentre
    modern combine harvester working on a wheat crop The banking royal commission placed the spotlight on the tricky relationship between banks and farmers. As a result of their lending behaviour, Australia’s banks — responsible for a portfolio of $60 billion…
    modern combine harvester working on a wheat crop The banking royal commission placed the spotlight on the tricky relationship between banks and farmers. As a result of their lending behaviour, Australia’s banks — responsible for a portfolio of $60 billion…
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  • Millennial voters go left: Is age now driving the West's political rage? 04 July 2018 | Financial Review
    Millennials are lurching left in ways that could have profound consequences for Western politics. Since the beginning of the century, there has been a major shift in the political sentiments of young voters in Western democracies. As more people born…
    Millennials are lurching left in ways that could have profound consequences for Western politics. Since the beginning of the century, there has been a major shift in the political sentiments of young voters in Western democracies. As more people born…
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Publications

  • Submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Consultation Paper: COAG Closing the Gap Refresh 30 April 2018
    While the targets set in 2008 were ambitious, and the task immense, the failure to meet the majority of targets implies the need for a reassessment of the underlying principles and structures of the Closing the Gap strategy. The Centre for Independent Studies welcomes the opportunity to make a submission…...
    While the targets set in 2008 were ambitious, and the task immense, the failure to meet the majority of targets implies the need for a reassessment of the underlying principles and structures of the Closing the Gap strategy. The Centre for Independent Studies welcomes the opportunity to make a submission…
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  • Risky business: the problems of Indigenous business policy 29 November 2017 | RR35
    The Commonwealth’s Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) has put Aboriginal owned small businesses at the heart of a renewed approach to Indigenous economic development. The IPP has irrevocably changed the space, and the Indigenous business sector has grown exponentially since its introduction in 2015. While the policy has achieved its targets,…...
    The Commonwealth’s Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) has put Aboriginal owned small businesses at the heart of a renewed approach to Indigenous economic development. The IPP has irrevocably changed the space, and the Indigenous business sector has grown exponentially since its introduction in 2015. While the policy has achieved its targets,…
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  • Submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Consultation Paper: Indigenous Business Sector Strategy 26 May 2017 | CIS Submission
    We believe supporting Indigenous businesses contributes to Indigenous empowerment. Unlike program delivery, which tends to be a more passive form of support, supporting Indigenous businesses is an active form of assistance. A multiplier effect occurs when people own a business that goes beyond the financial benefits to the local economy....
    We believe supporting Indigenous businesses contributes to Indigenous empowerment. Unlike program delivery, which tends to be a more passive form of support, supporting Indigenous businesses is an active form of assistance. A multiplier effect occurs when people own a business that goes beyond the financial benefits to the local economy.
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