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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.

His latest book is In Defence of Freedom of Speech: from Ancient Greece to Andrew Bolt.

A monograph, The Growth of Australia's Regulatory State, was published in 2008. He is also the editor of 100 Great Books of Liberty (with John Roskam) published by Connor Court Publishing in 2010, and The National Curriculum: A Critique (2011).

Contact details

Telephone: 0402 257 681

Address: Level 2 410 Collins St, Melbourne 3000 vic

Related publications

Sharing economy revolution threatened by over-regulation: new report

MEDIA RELEASE | Darcy Allen and Chris Berg

"The sharing economy could be an economic revolution, but only if government lets the revolution happen," said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA research released today, The sharing...

The coalition is reviving Labor's internet filter with its copyright website blocking scheme: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"The government's proposal to block websites that infringe copyright is an internet filter and a threat to free speech," says Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and...

The sharing economy: How over-regulation could destroy an economic revolution

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Darcy Allen and Chris Berg

The sharing economy describes a rise of new business models (‘platforms') that uproot traditional markets, break down industry categories, and maximise the use of scarce resources. The best known services are the ridesharing system Uber and...

Censorship no solution to cyberbullying: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"The anti-cyberbullying laws reported to be introduced today by the federal government are a threat to free speech and will do little to prevent harmful bullying," said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of...

Submission to Australian government Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

The Coalition's proposed copyright regime will do little to prevent copyright infringement, have an unacceptable impact on freedom of speech, increase uncertainties of copyright law, give the government the power to create new copyright frameworks...

Related news

Stop putting it off: we need a surplus ASAP

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 16th December, 2014

The Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook forecasts yet another budget blow-out of the sort that we've become used to over the last decade. This...

The Murray inquiry wants regulation - but why?

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 9th December, 2014

Financial sector inquiries have played a peculiarly central role in Australian history. In 1937 the Royal Commission into Monetary and Banking...

Anti-terrorism law reform follows legislate in haste, repeal at leisure approach

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Age 7th December, 2014

The national security debate over the past four months has been one of the most revealing about Australian political culture in a long time. It's...

Fixed terms made a farce of Victorian politics

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 2nd December, 2014

It's true that on Saturday the Coalition government became the first one-term Victorian government in more than half a century. But it's also true...

Election campaign a time for politicians to promise what they can't deliver

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Age 25th November, 2014

Election campaigns are incredibly frustrating. It's not just that they consist almost entirely of promises that we, the voters, have no way of...