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Policy Forum


Policy Forums (PF) collates and expands on lectures given at CIS Forum or workshop.

  • TARGET30: Reducing the burden for future generations

    01 Jul 2013 | PF25

    TARGET30 is a campaign promoting smaller government and cutting government spending to less than 30% of GDP in the next 10 years. This collection of speeches presented at the campaign’s launch focuses... Read More

  • What’s New with Anti-Semitism?

    13 Aug 2012 | PF24

    Criticism of Israeli government domestic policy has intensified in Australia with the emergence of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign here. In a CIS Round Table discussion... Read More

  • Supping with the Devil : Government Contracts and the Non-Profit Sector

    Peter Saunders | 09 Aug 2009 | PF16

    Big-government corporatism is now in danger of smothering the third sector altogether. The temptation for non-profit organisations to go after government contracts is huge, for the financial rewards can... Read More

  • Social Capital: The Individual, Civil Society and the State

    Andrew Norton | 01 Dec 1997 | PF14

    The concept of 'social capital' meaning roughly the network of conventions supporting trust and social co-oreration, has recently attracted interest from all points on the political spectrum.  The essays... Read More

  • The Welfare State: Foundations and Alternatives

    Michael James | 01 Mar 1989 | PF7

    The central question for public policy in the 1990s is whether the state should retain its near-monopoly of welfare provision or whether it should allow a greater role for private and voluntary methods... Read More

  • Policies and Prescriptions:Current Directions in Health Policy

    Andrew Doman | 01 May 1986 | PF4

    Australian governments have been involved in health care ever since the first doctors came on the ships with the first convicts.  In this collection the writers examine the experience in Australia and... Read More