Recent publications

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Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 is welcome not just because it clears up two of the most archaic regulatory controls on the media, but also because it goes a long way to abandoning one of the core beliefs that has...

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 is welcome not just because it clears up two of the most archaic regulatory controls on the media, but also because it goes a long way to abandoning one of the core beliefs that has...

Submission to Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 is welcome not just because it clears up two of the most archaic regulatory controls on the media, but also because it goes a long way to abandoning one of the core beliefs that has...

Submission to the Editorial Review of ABC Business Coverage

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

The ABC, as the nation's largest public broadcaster, with a significant television, radio and online presence in all major media markets throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, plays an important role in setting the news, current affairs...

GST changes would be yet another tax increase

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"The Abbott government's plan to impose a ‘Netflix Tax' on digital downloads and to lower the GST-free threshold will add to the already substantial tax burden on Australian consumers," says Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the free market...

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2005 is an internet censorship bill. It creates a new and potentially dangerous power for courts to censor websites. This power is not proportional to the harm it is intended to...

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...

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...

Abbott government's copyright proposal is an internet filter by another name

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Abbott government's proposal to crack down on online copyright infringement will result in the implementation of a new mandatory internet filter that threatens free speech and digital liberty," said Simon Breheny, director of the Legal Rights...

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