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  • New Report

    Still Damaging and Disturbing: Australian Child Protection Data and the Need for National Adoption TargetsJeremy Sammut

    Australian child protection policy continues to resemble Einstein’s definition of madness—doing the same thing and expecting a different result. The Abbott government can provide national leadership and take adoption out of the ‘too-hard’ basket by setting national child protection performance targets, including boosting the number of local adoptions from care to the equivalent of more adoption-friendly countries within the next 10 years.

  • Current TARGET30 Report

    States of DebtRobert Carling

    While the budget deficits and rising debt of the Australian federal government have received much attention, this report investigates the size of the national public debt when state governments are included. The report then analyses the comparative fiscal management record of the six states and finds varying degrees of deterioration in recent years.

  • Upcoming Events

    The Age of Endarkenment? Bringing the Enlightenment Back to the 21st Centuryfeaturing Brendan O'Neill and Nick Cater
    Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 6:00PM to 7:30PM

    Humans have never had it so good. We are wealthier, happier and more comfortable than any previous generation thanks to the march of science and technology.



CIS Notes



 L&S Conference

Congratulations to the group we have selected to attend the April 2014 Liberty and Society student conference. Look out for information about the next conference.


Welcome to our first Scholar in Residence, Brendan O’Neill. Brendan who is Editor of spiked online will be with us for a month lecturing, writing and working on projects with CIS staff.