Archived publication for 2001
The desire to keep a distinctive and meaningful Australian identity, rather than a form of knee-jerk racism, is what lies behind ordinary Australians' attitudes to migration.
The return of the Howard Government is not likely to stop our cultural elites from pursuing their patronizing and self-serving agendas.
The Australian food-processing industry is in bad shape and the culprit is clear: it's out workplance culture. It's also time that our elites re-established contact with public opinion.
The anti-sweatshop movement may appeal to young US idealists, but it is strongly counterproductive for Latin American workers themselves.
Equity and efficiency are desirable goals in tax law. But recent tax reform has overlooked a thrid desideratum: simplicity. The next round of tax reform need to focus on lower compliance costs and less complexity.
If the ABC is to survive, it needs to stop its internal bickering, minimize union influence, recognize the primacy of audiences and devolve power.
The dispassionate (and civilized) pursuit of truth is supposed to be a hallmark of the scientist. But you wouldn't think so from some environmentalists' reacions to a new and contraversial book.
IPA Work Reform Unit Special Report. Australia is a perfect location from which to exploit the booming processed-food markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Yet, some of the major players are quietly disinvesting and moving elsewhere. Why?
Short-term gains from patent violations will ultimately be swamped by long-term losses in innovation and an unwillingness to undertake costly research.
Bob Birrell and Katharine Betts on Australians' attitudes to migration; Ian Castles on the mixed reactions to Bjorn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist; Angela Ryan on tax reform; Al Moran on Patent Rights; Glenn Darlington on the ABC; and a...