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Chris Berg

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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

Placing GST On Online Purchases Is A Tax Increase Which Will Place Australian Consumers At Risk

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

"The government's plan to impose GST on goods purchased from foreign online retailers is a tax increase and should be rejected by the parliament", said Dr Chris Berg. Dr Berg and Professor Sinclair Davidson, RMIT economists and senior fellows at...

Australian Taxation Office Vindicates IPA Research And Admits Corporate Tax Avoidance Is Relatively Modest

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"Comments made today by the Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan that corporate tax avoidance is a minor issue vindicate Institute of Public Affairs research", said Chris Berg, postdoctoral fellow at RMIT and senior fellow at the Institute of Public...

Chris Berg's Response To Question On Notice

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

Dear Committee, At the Sydney public hearings on the Select Committee on Red Tape on 24 February 2017, Senator Dastyari asked me to take on notice a "large ideological question": "do we want socialism in one country or perpetual revolution?" I...

IPA: 18C Repeal The Only Option

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

The free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today warned that only full repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act would fix the problems with the provision that have been identified in the ongoing joint...

Liquor Licensing: Red Tape On Australian Businesses

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Darcy Allen and Chris Berg

Hospitality and related industries suffer from red tape in many areas, including inflexible workplace relations laws, restrictive food handling and labelling regulations, and liquor licensing. This paper enquires into the state-based liquor...

Related news

GST Change Is A Plain And Simple Tariff, Scott Morrison

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Australian 11th April, 2017

This article was originally published by Sinclair Davidson and Chris Berg. The Turnbull government's proposal to eliminate the $1000 threshold...

Diverted Profits Tax Will Go Nowhere

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
Australian Financial Review 29th March, 2017

This article was originally published by Sinclair Davidson and Chris Berg The Turnbull government's diverted profit tax has passed the Parliament....

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...

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...

Perverse small-target strategies leave voters guessing

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

Oppositions often run small-target strategies. It's been pretty special to watch an incumbent government run one. On the one hand, this approach by...