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The only real tax reform is lower tax

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 19th December, 2014

It is a myth that Australia is a low-tax country, because we're not. In fact we're on the verge of becoming a country with higher than average...

Stop putting it off: we need a surplus ASAP

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 16th December, 2014

The Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook forecasts yet another budget blow-out of the sort that we've become used to over the last decade. This...

Need for grand reform is pressing as Australians face income recession

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 15th December, 2014

Australia needs to convene a serious discussion about our economic and fiscal problems, and effective solutions to deal with them. The latest...

The Murray inquiry wants regulation - but why?

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 9th December, 2014

Financial sector inquiries have played a peculiarly central role in Australian history. In 1937 the Royal Commission into Monetary and Banking...

Anti-terrorism law reform follows legislate in haste, repeal at leisure approach

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Age 7th December, 2014

The national security debate over the past four months has been one of the most revealing about Australian political culture in a long time. It's...

Relevance won Victoria for Labor

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 5th December, 2014

The reason the Coalition lost the Victorian state election was not because it wasn't left-wing enough. And it wasn't because of Tony Abbott. It was...

Company directors lose out in attack on legal rights

Legal Rights Project | Simon Breheny
The Australian 5th December, 2014

Fundamental legal rights in Australia have been eroded by successive governments of every political stripe. This is the concerning story told by...

Liberals shouldn't have abandoned their principles

Governance & Service Provision | James Paterson
The Age 2nd December, 2014

Losing government after one term is a tragedy for Victorian Liberals. But they should be even more disappointed that they didn't use the four years...

Handing out money is no substitute for reform

Governance & Service Provision | Simon Breheny
Australian Financial Review 2nd December, 2014

Some might think the 2014 Victorian state election was a referendum on the East West Link. But they overlook the vital $209,000 investment in a...

Fixed terms made a farce of Victorian politics

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 2nd December, 2014

It's true that on Saturday the Coalition government became the first one-term Victorian government in more than half a century. But it's also true...