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Chris Berg

Portrait of Chris Berg

Senior Fellow

Chris Berg is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He is a regular columnist with ABC's The Drum, and an award-winning former editor of the IPA Review.

He is author of Liberty, Equality & Democracy (2015), Magna Carta: The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty (2015, with John Roskam), In Defence of Freedom of Speech: from Ancient Greece to Andrew Bolt (2012), and The Growth of Australia's Regulatory State (2008). He is also the editor of 100 Great Books of Liberty (2010, with John Roskam) and The National Curriculum: A Critique (2011).

Contact details

Telephone: 0402 257 681

Address: Level 2 410 Collins St, Melbourne 3000 vic

Related publications

Bill Shorten's red tape steel protectionism worst of both worlds

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"Labor's plan to impose new regulation on steel used in government projects is an unholy alliance of protectionism and red tape", said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday Bill Shorten...

Cigars and the Plain Packaging Effect

IPA REVIEW | Chris Berg

In the 176 page report into smoking produced by the Preventative Health Taskforce - which Labor used as a blueprint for plain packaging-cigars are mentioned just twice. Once, buried in a footnote to a graph showing declining smoking rates across...

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into White-Collar Crime Penalties

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen and Chris Berg

On 25 November 2015 the Senate referred an Inquiry to the Senate Economics References Committee. This Inquiry, due to report in July 2016, focuses on the ‘inconsistencies of current criminal, civil and administrative penalties' for...

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 is welcome not just because it clears up two of the most archaic regulatory controls on the media, but also because it goes a long way to abandoning one of the core beliefs that has...

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 is welcome not just because it clears up two of the most archaic regulatory controls on the media, but also because it goes a long way to abandoning one of the core beliefs that has...

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Turnbull's policies aren't Liberal, they're incoherent

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 26th April, 2016

It's hard not to conclude that Bill Shorten has the measure of Malcolm Turnbull. Policy after policy the Government is chasing the Opposition,...

Why anti-bank populism is a fundamental part of Australia's political culture

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 20th April, 2016

It's not really a surprise that two-thirds of voters support Labor's royal commission into banking, as the Fairfax/Ipsos poll found yesterday....

Are the Panama Papers really such a scandal?

Nanny State | Chris Berg
The Drum 12th April, 2016

What, exactly, is the scandal with the Panama Papers? You might have read in Time that it "could lead to capitalism's great crisis" and the...

Federation reform is no political plaything

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 5th April, 2016

Every government dreams of reforming the federation, but dreams usually end in disappointment. Malcolm Turnbull should know this. Consider his...

The democratic case for splitting Queensland in two

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 29th March, 2016

"Most persons think that a state in order to be happy ought to be large," wrote Aristotle in his Politics, "but even if they are right, they have...