09 May 2013 | PM135
Related Publications

National Security and Counter-Terrorism
George Brandis
06 November 2015

On Friday 6 Nov. Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the Government in the Senate joined CIS members and friends for lunch where he spoke about national security.

Health Innovation
Rohan Mead, Mark Fitzgibbon, Angus Taylor, Jeremy Sammut
22 September 2015

It’s time to reposition health research. In the wake of the Medicare co-payment debate it is clear that talking about health reform solely in the context of debt and deficits is producing diminishing returns. We need to change the conversation about health by emphasising the benefits – to consumers and taxpayers – of improving the operation of the health system. Speakers Rohan Mead (Group…

ANNUAL BIG IDEAS FORUM: Why “Grievance Feminism” is a Threat to Serious Feminist & Humanitarian Issues
Janet Albrechtsen, Andrea den Boer, Christina Hoff Sommers, Brendan O'Neill
24 August 2015

Over the past century the feminist movement has achieved remarkable advances in securing equal rights for women in the West, but in other regions around the world women are still treated as second class citizens – or even goods and chattels. Millions of women in developing countries live with subjugation, domestic servitude, rape, violence, honour killings, harassment, genital mutilation and…

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 post-2003 upsurge in our terms of trade is being reversed. Neither the political elites nor the wider public appear to have come to terms with…

Religion and the Roots of Liberal Democracy
Robert Woodberry
18 June 2015

The CIS is pleased to welcome Professor Robert D Woodberry who is visiting Australia from the National University of Singapore where he is Director of the university’s Project on Religion and Economic Change. Professor Woodberry will examine the relationship between religion and democracy in the processes of post-Enlightenment modernisation. In particular, he will discuss the development and spread of religious…