Subjects – The Centre for Independent Studies



Untangling childcare and family policy
Trisha Jha
05 March 2016

Speech given by CIS Policy Analyst Trisha Jha to the NSW Liberal Party’s Rural and Regional Lunch on Saturday March 5, 2015. Thank you to Tobias and Hollie for inviting me to address you all this…

Australia’s Future in the Balance: Overcoming Antagonism & Reigniting Enterprise & Prosperity
Wolfgang Kasper, Paul Kelly
25 June 2015

Following economic reforms that began in 1983 and petered out around 2003, Australians enjoyed the greatest advance in their living standards since Federation. But the lagged effects of those reforms have now subsided and the…

Where Your Tax Dollars Go
Robert Carling
09 July 2014

Taxation is imposed through the coercive power of the state. Politicians often speak of “asking” taxpayers to pay more of this or that tax, but in reality they can and do tell citizens what to…

The Task Ahead: The Hon Joe Hockey MP
Joe Hockey
08 November 2013

The Task Ahead It’s a great pleasure to be addressing the Centre for Independent Studies in my first domestic keynote address as Treasurer. I want to declare my gratitude to Greg Lindsay and the CIS…

Book Launch: 'The Modest Member: The Life and Times of Bert Kelly'
Malcolm Turnbull
04 December 2012

Hal Colebatch’s ‘The Modest Member: The Life & Times of Bert Kelly’ Centre for Independent Studies 4 December 2012 The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP In 1930, in a well-known passage in his history of Australia,…