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Ideas@TheCentre

ideaas@TheCentre
Ideas@TheCentre
brings you ammunition for conversations around the table.
3 short articles from CIS researchers emailed every Friday on the issues of the week.

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Publications

  1. Submission to the National Commission of Audit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Trisha Jha | 01 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government.... Read More...

  2. Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

  3. TARGET30 SNAPSHOT: Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Snapshots

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

  4. TARGET30: Reducing the burden for future generations

    David Murray AO, Maurice Newman, Simon Cowan | 01 Jul 2013 | Policy Forum

    TARGET30 is a campaign promoting smaller government and cutting government spending to less than 30% of GDP in the next 10... Read More...

  5. After the Welfare State: Politicians Stole Your Future … You Can Get It Back

    Tom Palmer | 08 Apr 2013 | Occasional Papers

    History, economics, sociology, political science, and mathematics are the tools to understand and evaluate welfare states,... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Tighten the rules on welfare payments

    Peter Saunders | 08 Jun 2012 | ON LINE Opinion

    There is more to welfare reform than amalgamating the benefits.... Read More

  2. Child protection: generation lost by not being 'stolen'

    Jeremy Sammut | 05 Jun 2012 | The Drum

    It is incredibly simplistic and misleading to blame the serious problems many troubled children experience on the decision ... Read More

  3. Religious freedom must not be taken for granted

    Peter Kurti | 24 Feb 2012 | ABC Online

    The importance of religious belief is both derided and attacked in our public debates. Tony Abbott's Christian faith is often ... Read More

  4. If only phone hacking were the real scandal

    Brendan O'Neill | 20 Aug 2011 | The Spectator

    For all the tankers of ink that have been spilt analysing Rupert Murdoch’s recent travails, nobody has seen fit to mention ... Read More

  5. Brits recoil from teaching respect for authority at home or school

    Peter Saunders | 15 Aug 2011 | The Australian

    Following last week's riots in Britain, politicians and commentators have similarly been asking the wrong question. What ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Salute to exceptionalism (not)

    David Gadiel | 24 Jan 2014

    Why do meddling bureaucracies think they need to save us from ourselves?...

  2. Help us continue our mission

    Greg Lindsay | 21 Jun 2013

    Why should our daily lives be subject to the whims and fancies of those in power?...

  3. Too scared

    Peter Saunders | 19 Oct 2012

    Big state bureaucracies find it difficult coping with individual initiative or making room for common sense....

  4. Government responsible for poor Indigenous outcomes, not culture

    Sara Hudson | 31 Aug 2012

    Aboriginal people, like all other Australians, should have the opportunity to become private home and business owners on ...

  5. Freedom to play

    Sara Hudson | 29 Jun 2012

    Australia is fostering a risk-averse culture where people are reluctant to put themselves or their children ‘at risk’....

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