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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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...

Why protecting the pension is a political con job

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
Sunday Age 26th January, 2014

You'll only make it in politics if you are willing to be completely shameless. On Tuesday Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews flagged a major...

A peer funding model for the arts?

Governance & Service Provision | Jason Potts
The Conversation 14th January, 2014

A recent paper by five mathematical computer scientists at Indiana University (published in EMBO Reports, a forum for short papers in molecular...

Barack to the future

Governance & Service Provision | Tom Switzer
The Age 8th November, 2012

Barack Obama and his supporters in America and abroad are understandably thrilled after winning a remarkable electoral victory. They are entitled...

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