Saving Medicare But NOT As We Know It
Jeremy Sammut
30 April 2013 | T30.03

High growth in health spending is the area of public expenditure that will unsustainably increase the size of government in coming decades. This TARGET30 report outlines some practical policies that can help cut Medicare down to size. It also proposes ‘big bang’ health reform involving…

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: With the number of middle-class consumers in Asia set to…

Faraway, So Close: How the Euro Crisis Affects Australia
Oliver Marc Hartwich
23 April 2012 | IA132

Europe’s economic crisis has been shaking financial markets for the past three years. Countries like Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and even Italy are in danger of defaulting on their debt. The continent’s banking system looks fragile. A whole generation of young Europeans faces an uncertain…

Flight of the Kiwi: Addressing the Brain Drain
Andrew Patterson, David Kirk, Don Turkington, Luke Malpass
27 March 2012 | PF22

In early 2009, the NZ government established the 2025 Taskforce to provide recommendations on closing the income gap with Australia, lift New Zealand’s living standards to those in Australia and to retain New Zealand talent and entice it back home. This is obviously a difficult…

Selection, Migration and Integration: Why Multiculturalism Works in Australia (And Fails in Europe)
Oliver Marc Hartwich
01 September 2011 | PM121

Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. Almost a quarter of the population was born abroad; almost half have at least one parent born overseas. It is remarkable that this high degree of diversity has not led to social segregation. On…

Media & Commentary

New CIS research: Voting for a Living: is government largesse buying votes?
Robert Carling
06 September 2018 | MEDIA RELEASE

There are now so many beneficiaries of government largesse that they may constitute a political force strong enough to bias policy outcomes, according to a new paper from the Centre…

Why you can’t afford childcare
Eugenie Joseph
31 August 2018 | Ideas@TheCentre

Childcare is becoming less affordable in Australia, despite billions of dollars in public subsidies — and it is largely due to increasingly stringent regulation. The regulation of childcare under the…

New CIS research: Why childcare isn’t affordable
Eugenie Joseph
30 August 2018 | MEDIA RELEASE

Despite billions of dollars in public subsidies, childcare is becoming less and less affordable in Australia largely due to increasingly stringent regulation, according to new research by the Centre for…

Guessing growth is not the answer
Eugenie Joseph
10 August 2018 | Ideas@TheCentre

This week, Australia’s population clock ticked over to 25 million: a moment of celebration for some and consternation for others. Remarkably, this milestone was reached more than 20 years ahead…

Guessing game population predictions are not good government
Eugenie Joseph
07 August 2018 | The Spectator Australia

Australia’s population clock will tick over to 25 million today — more than 20 years ahead of schedule if we believed official government projections from 2002. But why is reaching this…