Since its formation in 1976, The Centre for Independent Studies has conducted wide ranging research into economics, social policy, law, government and foreign affairs.

Our overall research agenda is set by our Executive Director, in consultation with research staff. As an independent think tank, we do not undertake any research on request.




Taking Back Control: Restoring Universalism in the Age of Identity Politics
Amanda Stoker
16 April 2019
Budget 2019: Why the long-term tax cuts should be fast-tracked
John Humphreys
4 April 2019
Overcoming the Odds: A study of Australia’s top-performing disadvantaged schools
Blaise Joseph
18 March 2019
Myth vs Reality: The case against increasing Capital Gains Tax
Robert Carling
5 March 2019
Does Western Civilisation Have a Future?
Wolfgang Kasper
19 February 2019
Dividend Franking Credit Refunds: principle vs revenue
Robert Carling
13 February 2019
Reading Recovery: A Failed Investment
Jennifer Buckingham
8 January 2019
I, Mechanical Pencil: Why a socialist economy can never work
Steven Kates
7 January 2019
Dying with Their Rights On: The myths and realities of ending homelessness in Australia
Carlos d’Abrera
12 December 2018
Mapping migrants: Australians’ wide-ranging experiences of immigration
Charles Jacobs
5 December 2018
Why we should defend capitalism
Eugenie Joseph
28 November 2018
Why God is Good for You
Greg Sheridan
28 November 2018
Have We All Gone Mad? The Snowflake Epidemic
Steven Schwartz, Lindsay Shepherd, Claire Lehmann and Tiffany Jenkins
22 November 2018
Australian Attitudes to Immigration: Coming Apart or Common Ground?
Jeremy Sammut and Monica Wilkie
18 November 2018
University Freedom Charters: How best to protect free speech on Australian campuses
Jeremy Sammut
7 October 2018
Conflict vs Mistake: Academic cultures and explanatory conflict
Claire Lehmann
11 September 2018
Voting for a living: A shift in Australian politics from selling policies to buying votes?
Robert Carling and Terrence O’Brien
5 September 2018
Why childcare is not affordable
Eugenie Joseph
29 August 2018

A Test of Maturity: The liberal case for action on religious freedom

Robert Forsyth
July 2018

John Howard: A Conversation on Culture

John Howard, Tom Switzer & Jeremy Sammut
July 2018

Millennials and socialism: Australian youth are lurching to the left

Tom Switzer & Charles Jacobs 
June 2018

 What the Gonski 2 Review got wrong

Jennifer Buckingham & Blaise Joseph
June 2018

Too Little; Too Late: Personal Income Tax Reform in Australia

Robert Carling
June 2018

 A Shy Hope in the Mind: Secularisation and the Diversity of Australia’s Religious Economy 

Peter Kurti 
June 2018

 A Viable Option: A National Adoption Framework

Jeremy Sammut
June 2018