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Potential rorting a warning for PaTH program

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Aaron Lane
Online Opinion 21st July, 2016

Allegations of potential rorting of the Victorian Labor government's 'Back to Work' scheme is a warning shot across the bow of the re-elected...

Malcolm Turnbull is set on making super another ETS moment for himself

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 15th July, 2016

In 2009 as the leader of the opposition Malcolm Turnbull supported the introduction of an emissions trading scheme. He maintained his support for...

Britian's first post-Brexit PM Theresa May will be tested

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
Herald Sun 14th July, 2016

Theresa May is Britain's new prime minister. Should we "Keep Calm and Carry On" or hit the panic button? The initial reaction from markets and the...

A Pokemon in the eye for nanny state

Ideas & Liberty | Matthew Lesh
Daily Telegraph 13th July, 2016

A new app is doing what years of nanny state programs and millions of wasted taxpayer dollars failed to do - get people outside, on their feet and...

Populism is not a dirty word

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Age 10th July, 2016

The political news right now is Malcolm Turnbull's tenuous hold on government. But tight elections aren't unusual. The real significance of the...

A treaty with first Australians is divisive and dangerous

Legal Rights Project | Simon Breheny
The Australian 8th July, 2016

The concept of a treaty with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is illogical and divisive. The current push for such a document is...

Protectionists do Australia no favours

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
The Canberra Times 8th July, 2016

The federal Parliament is now stacked with politicians peddling anti-globalisation agendas contrary to Australia's interests. The underlying...

Where did it go wrong for Turnbull? The budget

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 5th July, 2016

How did it all go wrong for Malcolm Turnbull? The Coalition may be returned to government yet, either as a minority or a majority. But it's hard to...

Election 2016: Super changes bad policy, bad politics: Roskam

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 4th July, 2016

Exit polling from Saturday's election revealed 37 per cent of voters rated the Coalition's superannuation tax increases a "very important" election...

Saying you have a plan isn't enough to win an election

Ideas & Liberty | Simon Breheny
Sydney Morning Herald 4th July, 2016

It is not enough to say you have a plan for a strong new economy. You actually have to have one. And it has to be simple enough to sell to the...