People & associates

John Roskam

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Great expectations vanish

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 11th May, 2012

The federal budget was entirely predictable. The dodgy accounting. The flimsy "surplus". The higher taxes on the wealthy. The bribes to the...

Banks to get a green sheen

Economics & Deregulation and Deregulation Unit | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 27th April, 2012

Soon there will be something else to beat up the banks about. Politicians will have more than just interest rate rises, billion-dollar profits and...

Premiers, state your case

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 13th April, 2012

Four of Australia's six state governments are now conservative, but you'd hardly know it. In Queensland it's early days. But in NSW, Victoria and...

Life experience key among advisers

Economics & Deregulation and Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 23rd March, 2012

David Gonski. Glen Boreham. Ray Finkelstein. Ken Henry. They have each headed up one of the Gillard government's recent...

Diary

Ideas & Liberty and Freedom of Speech | John Roskam
Spectator Australia 17th March, 2012

The IPA 's Freedom Extravaganza Tour with Mark Steyn finished last week. Sold-out events across every mainland capital (sorry Hobart - next time.)...

A failure to defend liberty

Ideas & Liberty, Freedom of Speech and Deregulation Unit | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 9th March, 2012

Last Friday one of the most able and intelligent people in the federal Parliament faced a test of his policy and political judgment. He failed....

Old-school ideas not on the money

Education | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 25th February, 2012

The Gonski report on school funding follows in the path of every other government report on schooling of the past 40 years. It identifies the...

Abbott needs to be ready

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 24th February, 2012

Kevin Rudd and big business have a lot in common apparently. According to Labor ministers they're both willing to put self-interest ahead of the...

Let European dogs lie

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 10th February, 2012

Australians will be surprised to learn that, apparently, the federal government now has responsibility to help the city of Athens pay for the...

Labor's Texta moment

Economics & Deregulation and Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 27th January, 2012

It's only January but we've already got the quote of the year. "We will be getting the butcher paper and Textas out and solving the...

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