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Superannuation and MacBank as the zenith of the Australian nation

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Richard Allsop reviews Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's interrupted revolution by David Love (Scribe, 2008, 264 pages) According to David Love in his new book Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's interrupted revolu­tion, Paul Keating and...

The Hollowmen and the sport of satire

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

What does our television tell us about Australian democracy? Over time, spin becomes truth. In the ABC's new satire The Hollowmen, political advisors find that they can no longer tell the difference, even to themselves, between spin and the...

Emissions Trading: Towards the biggest economic change in Australian history

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg and Alan Moran

‘Placing a limit and a price on emissions will change the things we produce, the way we produce them, and the things we buy', states the Federal Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Green Paper, which compares the economic impact...

Reflections on the 'Howard Project'

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Kunkel

John Howard's speechwriter on the successes and failures of the Howard message... Did John Howard have a specific ‘vision' for Australia during the eleven and a half years he was Prime Minister? I would say: ‘No'. For those who believe...

Voting for the leader is the next step for Liberal reform

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christopher Pyne

In 2007, the Australian Labor Party successfully created a narrative that the Howard government had lost touch with working Australians. Issues such as climate change and industrial relations reinforced this narrative. During the campaign, this...

The Growth of Australia's Regulatory State: Ideology, accountability and the mega-regulators

BOOK | Chris Berg

Regulation is a political activity. It sets the framework for the market economy by defining the boundaries between private action and government action. Yet those boundaries are not fixed. Australian governments are growing the body of regulation...

Corporate research and development beyond the reach of even the federal Innovation Minister

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Sinclair Davidson

Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Kim Carr has promised that the Labor government will ‘review' the R&D tax concessions. One of the early decisions of the Howard government was to reduce the 150 per cent R&D...

History as if policy mattered

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

How not to win government

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Wilson

History as if policy mattered

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

On tariffs and immigration, party reputations don't match their records.

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