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Labor costings pass, but scare tactics detract

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation 27th June, 2016

The ALP have just released their budget costings document. I have mixed feelings - on the one hand it is a necessary feature of "democracy by...

Digital economy offers wealth of opportunity

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 27th June, 2016

Australia needs simpler, more flexible rules and regulations to become more agile in a digitally disruptive world. With the click of a button, or a...

Red tape the big hurdle for the mining industry

Economics & Deregulation | Darcy Allen
The West Australian 24th June, 2016

This week the Mining Business Outlook 2016 by Newport Consulting outlined the challenges and opportunities facing 50 of Australia's most prominent...

It's time to kill parallel import restrictions

Economics & Deregulation | Evan Mulholland
Crikey 23rd June, 2016

Abolishing parallel import restrictions on books isn't neoliberal ideology, as Tim Winton, Richard Flanagan and Magda Szubanski claim - it is...

Brexit would be good for the UK and good for Europe

Ideas & Liberty | Brett Hogan
Lowy Interpreter 22nd June, 2016

This article was written by Brett Hogan and John Roskam. This week's referendum on whether the UK remains with, or leaves, the EU is primarily...

The Greens soft drinks tax: illiberal, ineffective, regressive

Nanny State | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 22nd June, 2016

This Greens' proposed soft drink tax is not only an affront to individual choice, it would do little to address obesity and, in practice, amounts...

Proposed changes to CFA are an attack on volunteer firefighters

Ideas & Liberty | Tony Abbott
Herald Sun 21st June, 2016

When Australians see a job that needs to be done, we roll up our sleeves, join with our neighbours and make a difference. This is one of our key...

Brexit is shaping as the EU's swansong

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
Herald Sun 20th June, 2016

Next Thursday 23 June, British voters will go to the polls to decide whether to remain in the European Union or leave it. Since joining the EU over...

The left are launching strikes on liberty in schools and churches

Education | Morgan Begg
Mercury 18th June, 2016

The Green-Left presents itself as the tolerant brand of politics. In reality, it only tolerates government interference with our freedom. The...

Why there is too much bipartisanship in this campaign

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 17th June, 2016

The 2016 election campaign provides slim pickings for anyone who thinks taxes should be lower, red tape should be cut, or an employee should be...