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  • Tax freedom: 10 April is day of fiscal emancipation

    10 Apr 2014

    Thursday, 10 April, marks the point in the calendar year when Australians are free from the burden of paying taxes. Read More

  • The death blow to car industry assistance

    11 Dec 2013

    The departure of Holden is a clear sign that corporate welfare doesn't work. Read More

  • Cut spending to solve 'budget emergency'

    21 Nov 2013

    The Abbott government can remedy its 'budget emergency' by implementing measures that will save an estimated $20 billion a year. Read More

  • Stomach churning: Australia’s $316 billion welfare state

    27 Mar 2013

    Policy reforms must be implemented now to ensure that Australia does not experience a welfare-driven European-style financial crisis. Read More

  • Fix unsustainable government spending: TARGET30 launch

    06 Mar 2013

    Australia must act now if future generations are to escape the burdens of higher taxation, more debt and lower standards of living. Read More

  • ‘Monster’ Disability Scheme to blowout by billions

    15 Nov 2012

    The annual cost of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is set to blowout by at least $7 billion. Read More

  • Privatise Health in NSW or Perish

    11 Jul 2012

    With health spending set to consume the entire state budget by 2033, the NSW Government should privatise public hospital services to avoid a financial catastrophe. Read More

  • Scrap the government’s piggy-bank

    20 Feb 2012 | The Centre for Independent Studies

    It is better to grow the Australian economy faster today by spending on productivity-enhancing infrastructure and establishing a lower tax burden than for the government to hoard financial and other assets... Read More

  • A Streak of Hypocrisy

    Jeremy Sammut | 12 Oct 2009

     THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS LUNCH FOR RETIREES WILL BE AT THE EXPENSE OF YOUNG TAXPAYERS: Net household saving in Australia have plunged from 12% of GDP in the 1960s to around 5% today.Borrowing to purchase... Read More

  • With No Particular Place to Go: The Federal Government’s Ill-Conceived Support for the Australian Car Industry

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 17 Mar 2009

    HOLDEN SHOULD BE ON RUDD’S AGENDA IN WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK With the US car manufacturing industry faltering further, the Rudd government’s massive taxpayer-funded support for the Australian car industry... Read More

  • With No Particular Place to Go: The Federal Government’s Ill-Conceived Support for the Australian Car Industry

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 17 Mar 2009

    HOLDEN SHOULD BE ON RUDD’S AGENDA IN WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK With the US car manufacturing industry faltering further, the Rudd government’s massive taxpayer-funded support for the Australian car industry... Read More

  • Prices: Why vouchers won’t work while governments set fees

    Andrew Norton | 11 Feb 2009

    The Bradley report is another chapter in the long story of pricing neglect in higher education, says a report being released today.In a new report, Fixing Prices: Why vouchers won’t work while governments... Read More

  • Beyond Symbolism: Finding a Place for Local Government in Australia’s Constitution

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 20 Jan 2009

    Local governments could provide schools and fast development approvals if they receive more than just ‘recognition’ in the Constitution. Read More

  • The Coming Crisis of Medicare

    Jeremy Sammut | 30 Oct 2007

    The Coming Crisis of Medicare: Medicare is becoming an anachronism.  The ‘free and universal’ taxpayer-funded health systems of the twentieth century were created in an age when medicine was rudimentary... Read More