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Regulatory thicket exacts a high price

Energy | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 25th July, 2015

It's not just miners who are stung by regulatory settings. As the ongoing Liverpool Plains coal mine saga illustrates, regulators are frustrating...

History is not what it used to be

Education | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 24th July, 2015

Greece is where Australians now look to discover the consequences of unsustainable government spending. But you do not have to go half way around...

The most successful anti-poverty movement in history?

Economics & Deregulation | Peter Gregory
OECD Insights 22nd July, 2015

It is erroneous for the UN to claim that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been "the most successful anti-poverty movement in history"....

Hockey's 'grand deal on tax' is just wishful thinking

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 21st July, 2015

Joe Hockey is looking for a "grand deal" between government and the community on tax reform. On Wednesday last week he addressed a...

Why we value the old school tie

Education | Chris Berg
The Age 19th July, 2015

It's a very Melbourne thing to be horrified by school fees - and there is much to be horrified about. The fees at Melbourne's most expensive...

Should Labor cut ties with unions?

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | James Paterson
Daily Telegraph 16th July, 2015

Union control of the Australian Labor Party is a significant obstacle to economic reform and will remain so as long as unions enjoy special legal...

There's no 'war on wind', just MPs doing their job

Energy | Chris Berg
The Drum 14th July, 2015

There was a lot of heat in the debate about the Clean Energy Finance Corporation over the weekend, but not much light. On Sunday, Fairfax papers...

Distance no safeguard from Greek contagion

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 11th July, 2015

Australia is not Greece, but as the Greek sovereign debt crisis reverberates we should ponder its general lessons. From our distant vantage point,...

It's unchristian to oppose coal-generated power

Energy | Father James Grant
The Australian 10th July, 2015

The choice of Naomi Klein to lead a high-level Vatican conference on the environment shows Pope Francis is not shying away from the criticism...

Terror laws: we must strike balance between safety and liberty

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 10th July, 2015

Kings and prime ministers being upset with the lawyers in their midst is not uncommon. Apparently at a cabinet discussion a few weeks ago senior...