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  • Fiscal State of Origin: Which State Triumphs at Budget Management

    Robert Carling | 17 Feb 2011

    In Tax, Borrow, Spend: How the States Compare, CIS Senior Fellow Robert Carling, contrasts the recent performance of the states in fiscal management, using the indicators of debt, spending and taxation....... Read More

  • Jakarta’s Juggling Act: Balancing China and America in the Asia-Pacific

    Jessica Brown | 02 Feb 2011

    In Jakarta’s Juggling Act: Balancing China and America in the Asia-Pacific, CIS Research Fellow Jessica Brown says Indonesia needs US support to protect its key maritime interests but does not wish to...... Read More

  • How the US can manage expectations of US-China talks

    John Lee | 19 Jan 2011 | Time Magazine

    Whoever is leading China is not a dominant leader with real power, but a figure riding a streak of tigers often pulling in different directions.... Read More

  • RIP Europe: The Slow Death of the European Union

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 15 Dec 2010

    In Europe’s Painful Farewell: An Essay on the Decline of the Old World, CIS Research Fellow and German economist Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich argues that no matter how many rescue packages are announced or...... Read More

  • There’s no place like home: Indigenous lands need private homeownership NOW

    Sara Hudson | 17 Nov 2010

    In Private Housing on Indigenous Lands, Professor Helen Hughes senior research fellow at the CIS, Mark Hughes an independent researcher and Sara Hudson a CIS policy analyst argue that ‘social’ housing...... Read More

  • Ending ‘Free Lunch’ Problem the Recipe for a Sustainable Hospital System

    Jeremy Sammut | 20 Oct 2010

    No Quick Fix: Three Essays on the Future of the Australian Hospital System outlines a 12-point plan to fix public hospitals in Australia. The plan is based on three studies of the ‘hospital crisis’...... Read More

  • ‘Small Australia’ is a Population Con Job

    Jessica Brown | 07 Oct 2010

    In Populate and Perish? Modelling Australia’s Demographic Future, Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich, CIS Research Fellow and Jessica Brown, CIS Policy Analyst, modelled 36 scenarios and found that—unless migration...... Read More

  • Religion: the fourth ‘R’ in school education?

    Jennifer Buckingham | 16 Sep 2010

    There is no evidence that religious schools cause problems for their students or society argues a new report being released by the Centre for Independent Studies.... Read More

  • The myth of government protection for our most vulnerable children

    Jeremy Sammut | 08 Sep 2010

    Australia’s child protection services operate based on myths and vested interests, and the bureaucracies in charge should be closed down for good, argues a new report released by The Centre for Independent...... Read More

  • India must realise its ‘soft’ power potential over China

    John Lee | 30 Jun 2010

    India is well placed to become a leader in the Asian Century but it first must fully develop both its ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ power credentials argues a new report released by The Centre for Independent...... 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

  • Taking Out the Trash: Treating Red Tape as Pollution

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 18 May 2010

    Red tape and excessive regulation should be treated as pollution, argues a new report released by The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) today.... Read More

  • China is neither friend nor foe

    John Lee | 30 Apr 2010

    China is too big, too proud and too independently mined to be tamed states 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

  • REJOICE! TAX FREEDOM DAY IS FRIDAY, 9 APRIL

    Robert Carling | 09 Apr 2010

    Australians will spend the first 98 days of this year working for the government.  ‘April 9 marks the first day Australians will start working for themselves, or Tax Freedom Day,’ according to Centre...... Read More

  • Kick-Starting Kiwi democracy: Why New Zealand Should Abandon MMP

    Luke Malpass | 22 Mar 2010

    New Zealanders need to seize the opportunity of the upcoming referendum on electoral reform and reinvent their system of government says a new report from The Centre for Independent Studies.... Read More

  • Indigenous Australians Denied Employment by Inept Polices

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 25 Feb 2010

    Indigenous unemployment is stuck at 15% while unemployment in the rest of Australia is back to 5.3%. Yet in their paper Indigenous Employment, Unemployment and Labour Force Participation: Facts for Evidence...... Read More

  • Taxing Times Must Not Hold Back Income Tax Reform

    Robert Carling | 03 Feb 2010

    Tax reform will be hollow without significant personal income tax reform, argues a new report being released on Wednesday.... Read More

  • Research Shows More to a Federal Charter of Rights Than Meets the Eye

    Elise Parham | 28 Jan 2010

    Australian evidence shows that a national charter of rights would hinder democracy, argues a new report being released Thursday. In Behind the Moral Curtain: The Politics of a Charter of Rights, CIS policy...... Read More