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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

Opening remarks to Victorian Parliament ride sourcing inquiry

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen, Chris Berg and Aaron Lane

Regulatory decisions surrounding the ridesharing industry are of critical importance to the Victorian economy because they will set a precedent for the disruptive potential of the sharing economy more broadly. The most general principle...

Submission to the Productivity Commission Draft Report of the Regulation of Agriculture

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen, Chris Berg, Mikayla Novak and Daniel Wild

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) welcomes this Productivity Commission Draft report (henceforth the ‘Draft') on the Regulation of Agriculture and encourages the focus on the impact of regulation and red tape on this primary industry....

South Australia's sentencing reforms are a step in the right direction: Institute of Public Affairs

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"South Australia's sentencing changes are a step in the right direction. By placing non-violent and white collar offenders in home detention, we can relieve government budgets of the high cost of incarceration", said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with...

Worsening red tape harming Queensland's economy

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"A survey of Queensland resource company CEOs which shows concerns about harmful red tape at a near-five year high should be a wake up call for the Queensland and Commonwealth governments", said Chris Berg, senior fellow at the free market think...

Red Tape Costs the Australian Economy 176 Billion

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

New research by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs estimates that red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion per year - or 11 per cent of GDP. This is far greater than the Commonwealth Government's current estimate of...

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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...

Australia isn't immune to the Brexit debate

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 14th June, 2016

It is not always a good idea to draw an opinion on the domestic affairs of other countries. But in the case of the upcoming British referendum on...

The case for a company tax cut is rock solid - and Labor knows it

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 8th June, 2016

To read most election comment you'd be forgiven for believing that what was until very recently a bipartisan consensus - that there was a strong...