Governance & Service Provision

Governance & Service Provision

The Institute of Public Affairs examines the the critical area of government and public sector reform, the importance of a strong civil society and high levels of social capital, and the importance of choice and competition in the traditionally government provided sectors of health and education.

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Liberals shouldn't have abandoned their principles

Governance & Service Provision | James Paterson
The Age 2nd December, 2014

Losing government after one term is a tragedy for Victorian Liberals. But they should be even more disappointed that they didn't use the four years...

Handing out money is no substitute for reform

Governance & Service Provision | Simon Breheny
Australian Financial Review 2nd December, 2014

Some might think the 2014 Victorian state election was a referendum on the East West Link. But they overlook the vital $209,000 investment in a...

Fixed terms made a farce of Victorian politics

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 2nd December, 2014

It's true that on Saturday the Coalition government became the first one-term Victorian government in more than half a century. But it's also true...

The problem with green corporate welfare

Governance & Service Provision | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 23rd August, 2014

Efforts by opponents of the first Abbott budget to protect green corporate welfare measures undercuts their portrayal of government policies as...

Not at our expense: Why should taxpayers have subsidised the Soccer World Cup in Brazil?

Governance & Service Provision | Peter Gregory
The Spectator 22nd July, 2014

That a single cent of public money was spent on the Fifa World Cup is a disgrace. The fact that the Brazilian government has contrived to spend...

Star Wars cantina: patronising politics strikes back

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 8th July, 2014

The independent senators are not a bad cross-section of the community. So why are they being portrayed as a raucous gathering of aliens from a...

Ricky Muir - the Senate's everyman

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 4th July, 2014

The great American conservative William F. Buckley Jr. said: "I would rather be governed by the first two thousand people in the Boston telephone...

Shining a light on the dangers of royal commissions

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 1st July, 2014

Royal commissions are said to have coercive powers to uncover 'hidden truths', but their lower standards of procedural fairness mean they are just...

Tides to turn for Shorten on debt, boats and tax

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 26th June, 2014

Bill Shorten is romping ahead in the polls right now, but being in opposition is a long-term goal and the tables will turn on three big policy...

Ray Evans A quiet shaper of the right's ideas

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 20th June, 2014

Ray Evans, who died in Melbourne on Tuesday at the age of 74, had more influence on politics and policy in Australia than 95 per cent of MPs who...

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