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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

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The Curtin-Chifley origins of the Australian bank deposit guarantee


In 2008, the Australian government introduced a guarantee of bank deposits. However, in 1945 the Curtin-Chifley government had already introduced what it believed was an explicit bank deposit guarantee. Using archival material, this paper shows...

Cyberbullying and public policy


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The end of Australian universities


Free speech lost in translation


Ten years ago in September 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published twelve cartoons and sparked what the Danish prime minister described as the worst crisis in Danish foreign policy since the Second World War. In his book, The Tyranny...

Australia is a Nanny State: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

Paternalistic government policies have led to Australia becoming a Nanny State, according to a new submission from the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA today is appearing in Canberra before the Senate Inquiry into Personal Choice and Community...

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There is much to celebrate on Australia Day

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

Ninety-one per cent of Australians are proud to be Australian, and 85 per cent believe Australia Day is a day for celebration, according to a poll...

Donald Trump is not a conservative - just look at his views on trade

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 18th January, 2016

Donald Trump's proposal to end all Muslim immigration to the United States has unleashed a justified torrent of commentary around the world. But it...

Poorest members of Trans-Pacific Partnership to benefit most

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Age 17th January, 2016

Why is Australia a party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement? This regional free trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations, including...

In defence of 'peak sequel' capitalism

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 12th January, 2016

Is Hollywood running out of ideas? In the wake of the unsurprising success of the seventh iteration of Star Wars, it can't have escaped anyone's...

The alternative to Uber's surge pricing isn't fair either

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 5th January, 2016

On the morning of New Year's Eve, the ridesharing company Uber sent its customers an email warning of increased prices particularly between 12:30am...