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John Roskam

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Gillard too quick to turn to the law

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 28th June, 2013

Julia Gillard's ascension to the prime ministership was greeted with a degree of cautious optimism from quite a number of conservatives. As...

Security more than a matter of trust

Ideas & Liberty, Deregulation Unit and Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 14th June, 2013

Barack Obama could end up doing more for the cause of small government than Adam Smith, Friedrich Hayek and the Tea Party put together. Last week's...

Answers to Australia's challenges are closer than London

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 31st May, 2013

If you think Julia Gillard's got problems, spare a thought for the British Prime Minister David Cameron. Ms Gillard only has to endure another 15...

Budget deflects attention away from constitutional change referendum

Ideas & Liberty and Deregulation Unit | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 17th May, 2013

Tuesday's federal budget has been treated with the disdain it deserves. Probably the funniest part of the night was when the Treasurer, Wayne Swan,...

Burn the boats and ditch the life raft

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 3rd May, 2013

Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey must burn the boats. The Coalition must promise to not increase taxes and not impose any new taxes if elected. That...

The state payroll just isn't working

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 19th April, 2013

In Australia in 2000, for every job in the public sector there were 3.2 private sector jobs. In 2013, for every public sector job there are now 2.5...

Lessons from Hawke for Abbott

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 5th April, 2013

In August when Tony Abbott launches the Coalition's campaign for the September 14 federal election, he could start as follows: "And the first...

Gillard's legacy: what not to do

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 22nd March, 2013

Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion doesn't apply to Australian politics - "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." But Julia...

Home truths for Gillard

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 8th March, 2013

If Julia Gillard had her way, what Marissa Mayer has just done at Yahoo! in California will soon be against the law in Australia. Mayer is the...

Labor has lost its way

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 21st February, 2013

Australia is globally competitive in three things, mining, agriculture and sport. When the Labor government most likely loses office this year it...

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