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Tony Abbott talks a good game ... when he's not in power

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 27th November, 2015

Now that he's a backbencher, Tony Abbott is making some good points about how to defeat Islamist terrorism. When he delivered the annual Margaret...

Why politicians ride the wave of anti-bank populism

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 25th November, 2015

Australia's banks are launching a new campaign to educate policymakers and regulators about the ins and outs of their business, the Australian...

Same-sex marriage: When did dissent become discrimination?

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Age 23rd November, 2015

The politics of gay marriage have shifted radically in a very short space of time. Until 2011, the Labor Party was firmly opposed to gay marriage....

When 'safe spaces' become an attack on ideas

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 17th November, 2015

There is something deeply reactionary brewing in American higher education. The events at Yale and the University of Missouri over the last few...

Loosening China's infamous one-child policy unlikely to fix gender imbalance

Ideas & Liberty | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 16th November, 2015

China's decision to relax its infamous one-child policy is unlikely to reverse its looming demographic problems, with major consequences for our...

Reform debate: put low taxation on the table too

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 13th November, 2015

The pity is that as John Hewson has got more left-wing over the years he's forgotten how good he once was and he's mis-remembered what he tried to...

Turnbull's weak media reform plans aren't fit for the modern age

Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | Chris Berg
The Drum 11th November, 2015

One of the pleasant things about being prime minister, I suppose, would be pursuing your own little hobby horses. Especially when those hobby...

Church Social Justice mired in strange agendas

Ideas & Liberty | Father James Grant
The Portal 6th November, 2015

The fact that Australia's mainline Protestant Churches are near collapse doesn't seem to have deterred them from aggressively pursuing a number of...

Australia wins at the global creative game

Economics & Deregulation | Jason Potts
The Conversation 4th November, 2015

I like a good index, and the University of Toronto-based American economic geographer Richard Florida has been my main supplier for a few years...

Malcolm Turnbull should avoid the seductive trap of an early election

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 3rd November, 2015

Early elections are not a good idea. Yes, they look very democratic. Who could object to a government seeking the approval of the voters, even if...