Issue Analysis

Publications

Independent Charities, Independent Regulators: The Future of Not-for-Profit Regulation
Helen Andrews
06 February 2014 | IA143

The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission was established by the Gillard government in 2012 with the intended purpose of cutting the red tape faced by Australia‚Äôs charities. So far, the regulator has failed to make…

In the Pay of the Piper: Governments, Not-for-Profits, and the Burden of Regulation
Peter Kurti
23 April 2013 | IA139

Reforms intended to boost confidence in Australian charities risk turning the charitable sector into just another arm of government. Peter Kurti argues that the real problem is that charities appear to have lost confidence in…

Australia and the Asian Ascendancy: Why Upskilling is Not Necessary to Reap the Rewards
Benjamin Herscovitch
19 February 2013 | IA137

Australia’s Asian embrace: Australia’s exports to Asia are almost triple its exports to the rest of the world, and 7 out of Australia’s top 10 trading partners are in Asia. Exporting to Asia’s burgeoning middle-classes:…

After the Riot: the Meaning for Multicultural Australia
Benjamin Herscovitch, Jeremy Sammut, Peter Kurti
11 October 2012 | IA135

Innocence of Muslims Among thinking Australians, these concerns are not a manifestation of inherent prejudice; they are prompted by legitimate questions. Australian society has a long track record of successfully integrating migrants from diverse backgrounds.…

Australia's Asia Literacy Non-Problem
Benjamin Herscovitch
05 September 2012 | IA133

New large-scale Asia literacy programs are not necessary for Australia to prosper in the Asian Century. There are approximately 2 billion English speakers globally, while English is spoken by about 800 million people in Asia…