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More of the same is not good enough

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation Australia 20th December, 2016

Despite four prime ministers and four treasurers since 2013, Australia's budget situation has not improved. Only Chris Bowen has no case to answer...

A political lesson for Australian politics from Brexit and Trump

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 16th December, 2016

In Reflections on the Revolution in France published in 1790, Edmund Burke concluded that "A state without the means of some change is without the...

Sugar tax leaves a bitter taste

Ideas & Liberty | Matthew Lesh
The Daily Telegraph 24th November, 2016

The Grattan Institute's report demanding a new sugar tax on soft drinks is a blatant insult to the Australian people. Grattan, founded by the Rudd...

Brexit means Brexit – and democracy, too

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 7th November, 2016

The stench of elite hatred for democracy is sifting through the streets of London. The courts have ruled against the Government's ability to...

Dreamworld AGM fiasco is the sort of reason people hate corporate Australia

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 4th November, 2016

What Ardent Leisure did last week says a lot about Australia's corporate culture. Two days before its scheduled annual general meeting four people...

After Brexit, Anglo-Oz relations can flourish

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
Spiked 12th October, 2016

Australia's cultural, social and political history is entwined with Britain's. We share a language, the Westminster democratic system, the common...

Red tape hampers resources recovery for miners

Energy | Darcy Allen
West Australian 8th October, 2016

The future prosperity of resource-rich states such as Western Australia is threatened by unnecessary regulatory roadblocks. Capitalising on a...

Diary

Ideas & Liberty | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 8th October, 2016

I arrive at Melbourne airport for my midnight flight with an unfortunately timed cold. My lack of sleep after Canberra's ultimate insider event,...

High cost of the warm and fuzzies

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 7th October, 2016

The bank boss parliamentary inquisition ordered by Malcolm Turnbull has served one useful purpose. It has got bankers doing something they don't do...

Federal spending a dangerous drug of dependence

Economics & Deregulation | Brett Hogan
Australian Financial Review 22nd September, 2016

While the deal struck last week between the government and opposition to get $6.3 billion of savings over four years through the Parliament is...