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Hands-off approach the best way to foster innovation

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 31st October, 2015

For a growing and productive Australian economy, we need to embrace innovation in all forms without onerous regulatory obstacles. Prime Minister...

Turnbull has golden opportunity

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 30th October, 2015

The question now facing Malcolm Turnbull is what to do with his 58 per cent satisfaction rating. Being the preferred Prime Minister by 63 per cent...

Lego can avoid Ai Weiwei, but it can't avoid politics

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 27th October, 2015

On Friday the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei revealed that Lego had refused a bulk order of bricks from his studio. The bricks were to be used...

Film Thor promises an Australian jobs bonanza, but don't believe the hype

Economics & Deregulation | Jason Potts
The Conversation 27th October, 2015

Flanked by a smiling telecast of actor Chris "Thor" Hemsworth and director Ridley Scott, foreign minister Julie Bishop and arts minister Mitch...

Don't blame voters for a lack of competition reform

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 20th October, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull should count himself lucky. Tony Abbott has handed his successor a remarkably fleshed out agenda for economic reform. Shortly...

Globally, extreme poverty closer to becoming history: World Bank

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 17th October, 2015

Don't believe the hype: the poor are not getting poorer, either in Australia or globally. There has long been a sense of gloom regarding living...

The ACCC is ripe for disruption

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 16th October, 2015

Monday's decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to ban the use of iHail, a smartphone application to book taxis, is yet...

Alcohol and the nanny state inquiry: This isn't just about money

Nanny State | Chris Berg
The Drum 14th October, 2015

It's one of the most cited numbers in Australian politics: alcohol costs Australia $36 billion every year in preventable death, illness, inquiry...

Why the Reserve Bank isn't the right regulator for our payments system

Economics & Deregulation | Jason Potts
The Conversation 14th October, 2015

Sinclair Davidson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Jason Potts is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public...

Projects like Adani's are vital to lift India's millions out of poverty

Energy | Brett Hogan
The Courier Mail 13th October, 2015

Recent comments by India's Energy Minister Piyush Goyal should be compulsory reading for opponents of both the proposed Adani coal mine in the...

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