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  • Boost adoption rate through national target

    16 Apr 2014

    Over 5,000 children could be adopted each year within Australia compared to the 210 children currently, if the Abbott government a national adoption target. Read More

  • Family breakdown increases risk of child sexual abuse

    30 Jan 2014

    Children are at greater risk of sexual abuse in broken families as opposed to their peers in two parent biological families. 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

  • Competition the key to saving public hospitals

    14 Oct 2013

    Australia will not be able to fund our $40 billion a year public hospital sector if costs and usage continue at the current rate. Read More

  • Government manipulating unemployment rate for political benefit

    31 Jul 2013

    The government has been deceiving the Australian public on unemployment figures. Read More

  • ‘Super-Style’ Health Funding Will Save Unsustainable Medicare

    29 Apr 2013

    More private financing of healthcare is needed to control the runaway cost of Medicare in an ageing Australia. Read More

  • Fears of Asian Century Skills Shortages Unfounded

    19 Feb 2013

    Policy proposals worth billions of dollars to equip Australia for the Asian Century would be a waste of taxpayers’ dollars. 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

  • More Indigenous students failing NAPLAN in all states except WA & QLD

    27 Jun 2012

    NAPLAN results show plummeting standards of Indigenous education across the country, according to a new report titled Indigenous Education 2012 from The Centre for Independent Studies. Read More

  • Fresh Thinking Needed for Fresher Food

    Sara Hudson | 25 May 2010

    Outback Stores in remote Indigenous communities have done nothing to improve healthy eating in these areas, argues a new report released by The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) this week. Read More

  • Henry Review Must Target Disability Pension, Says CIS Report

    Jessica Brown | 29 Apr 2010

    The Henry Review should seize the opportunity to move Disability Support Pension (DSP) reform out of the ‘too hard’ basket, says a report released by The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) this week. Read More

  • No Excuses Schooling Needed to End High Indigenous Failure Rates

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 27 Apr 2010

    The bottom 150 schools in Australia are nearly all Indigenous schools when ranked using the 2009 NAPLAN results, highlights a new report released by The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) this week. Read More

  • Like the Curates Egg

    Jeremy Sammut | 26 Nov 2009

    Bennett Report misdiagnoses our nation’s future health needs Read More

  • On the Right Track: Why NSW Needs Business Class Rail

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 29 Oct 2009

    NSW TRAINS NEED AN UPGRADE TO BUSINESS CLASS: Rail connections between Sydney and neighbouring cities need to improve substantially and business class carriages would be a good first step, says a report... Read More

  • What's Next for Welfare to work? IA117

    Jessica Brown | 19 Oct 2009

    Mixed results leave room for more welfare reform “There are more than 100,000 fewer recipients of Parenting Payment Single and Parenting Payment Partnered now than there were in 2006,” says a new... Read More

  • Bureaucrat-Run Hospitals a Health Hazard for Australians

    John R. Graham | 08 Oct 2009

    It’s time for public hospitals to once again become the trusted and well-run institutions they used to be, says a new report being released Thursday. In The Past is the Future for Public Hospitals:... Read More

  • Time to end the churn

    John Humphreys | 07 Oct 2009

    The ‘churn’ of middle-class welfare is costing Australia around $130 billion every year, and could be significantly reduced without cutting welfare to those who need it most, says a new report being... Read More

  • RECESSION PUTS FAMILIES ON THE EDGE

    Barry Maley | 16 Sep 2009

    Australia’s declining economic fortunes threaten to reverse the growth in Australia’s birth rate and destabilise families, says a new report released on Wednesday by The Centre for Independent Studies. Read More

  • Schools of Thought: A Collection of Articles on Education

    Jennifer Buckingham | 29 Jul 2009

    Over the last decade, schools policy in Australia has undergone significant changes. As a policy researcher at The Centre for Independent Studies and former schools editor at The Australian newspaper,... Read More

  • The Child Protection System in Australia is Fatally Flawed

    Jeremy Sammut | 27 Jul 2009

    It is not underfunding or an overwhelming workload that has caused child protection services to fail the vulnerable children they exist to protect, it is the failure to investigate reports and remove children... Read More

  • CDEP: Help or Hindrance?

    Sara Hudson | 08 Jul 2009

    CDEP POLICY KEEPS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OUT OF JOBS AND WITHOUT SERVICES: Established in the 1970s as a transition to work program, the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) has become an obstacle... Read More

  • Report In Defence of Non-Government Schools

    Jennifer Buckingham | 02 Jul 2009

    In Defence of Non-Government Schools: Non-government schools are providers of public education and deserve adequate public funding, says a new report to be released on Thursday.   Read More

  • ECONOMIC DOWNTURN IS NOT THE TIME TO REVERSE TOUGH WELFARE RULES

    Jessica Brown | 06 May 2009

    The current economic downturn is a dangerous time to unwind tough welfare rules and labour market flexibility, which could intensify rising unemployment, says a new report being released on Wednesday. Read More

  • Job Compacts Comments

    Jessica Brown | 01 May 2009

    JOBS COMPACT IS A STEP IN RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT LABOUR MARKET REFORM IS ALSO NEEDED Read More

  • NSW PUBLIC HOSPITALS REQUIRE RADICAL REFORM

    Wolfgang Kasper | 29 Jan 2009

    The systemic failures of public hospitals in NSW are caused by their excessive bureaucratisation. NSW hospitals require drastic reform, says a new report released on Thursday by the Centre for Independent... Read More

  • The False Promise of GP Super Clinics, Part 1: Preventive Care

    Jeremy Sammut | 25 Jul 2008

    GP Super Clinics will not lower health costs or take the pressure off hospitals, as the government has promised.In the second of a pair of papers looking at the sustainability of Medicare in an ageing... Read More

  • The False Promise of GP Super Clinics, Part 1: Preventive Care

    Jeremy Sammut | 25 Jul 2008

    GP Super Clinics will not lower health costs or take the pressure off hospitals, as the government has promised.In the second of a pair of papers looking at the sustainability of Medicare in an ageing... Read More

  • Declaring Dependence, Declaring Independence: Three Essays on the Future of the Welfare State

    Peter Saunders | 16 Jul 2008

    Declaring dependence on, and independence from, the modern welfare state: In a time when governments are running up enormous welfare bills and intrusively regulating everyday life, a series of essays being... Read More

  • A Whiff of Compassion: The Attack on Mutual Obligation

    Peter Saunders | 12 Jun 2008

    RUDD GOVERNMENT MAKING IT MORE ATTRACTIVE TO CLAIM WELFARE: The Rudd government is planning to water down the existing work requirements and mutual obligation policies that have helped unemployed people... Read More

  • Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 07 Apr 2008

     Failure of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory: The Northern Territory government has known for the past ten years that education for most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is... 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

  • The Folly of Criminalising Cartels

    Jason Soon | 30 Nov -0001

    CRIMINALISING CARTELS IS UNPRODUCTIVE   The government should reconsider the introduction of criminal penalties for cartelisation, says a new report being released on Wednesday. Read More

  • Indigenous Participation in University Education

    Joe Lane | 30 Nov -0001

    SELLING SHORT INDIGENOUS HIGHER EDUCATION PARTICIPATION The government’s use of race-based ‘average’ educational performance measures denigrates Indigenous achievement, ignoring the achievements... Read More