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Labor can stop beating the inequality drum

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 29th April, 2015

The Labor Party's new Inclusive Prosperity Commission is driven by the principle that "equality itself is a driving force for economic growth", in...

Conservative voters blindsided by Coalition tax increases

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Age 26th April, 2015

What exactly is the point of a Coalition government if it offers the same sort of tax increases as voters expect from Labor and the Greens? It's...

People, not governments, will end poverty

Economics & Deregulation | Peter Gregory
New Vision Kampala 23rd April, 2015

It is currently fashionable among the international community to claim they need to help countries like Uganda prevent multinational corporations...

Mike Baird should abolish the ICAC

Legal Rights Project | Simon Breheny
The Australian 22nd April, 2015

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption is Australia's biggest kangaroo court. It is adept at taking down political figures who fail to...

The Creative Victoria Taskforce is not the worst idea, and here's why

Ideas & Liberty | Jason Potts
The Conversation 21st April, 2015

The Victorian state government has set up a Creative Industries Taskforce that will, as the media release explains, "steer the future of Victoria's...

A single drink puts media over the limit

Nanny State | Chris Berg
The Drum 20th April, 2015

Tony Abbott skolled a beer this weekend. The Australian press made sure this skol received the hyperbolic, wall-to-wall coverage it deserved. No...

New Zealand's 'rock star economy' shows the way

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 18th April, 2015

New Zealand's recent elevation to "rock-star economy" status should be the catalyst for Australia to get its own economic and fiscal houses in...

Keeping to the law is fair in tax

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 17th April, 2015

There are so many things wrong about the current tax debate it's difficult to know where to begin. For a start, Australia is not a low-tax country....

New bullying watchdog takes nanny state too far

Legal Rights Project | Simon Breheny
The Australian 17th April, 2015

Two weeks ago a new bill was passed into law that gives a government bureaucrat the power to force children to apologise to one another. The new...

No place for laws aimed at race

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
The Australian 16th April, 2015

The idea all people are equal and must not be divided by their race, their religion or their gender is the legacy of liberal democracy and the...

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