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When Goodwill is a Worse Threat than Hatred

| Ron Brunton
Courier Mail 18th December, 1999

In the past year 284 anti-Semitic incidents were reported in Australia, the second-highest on record, according to an analysis just released by the...

Beyond Master and Servant

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Ken Phillips
10th December, 1999

Million locked out of jobs

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Michael Warby
Herald Sun 8th December, 1999

The union push for more labour market regulation will just make it harder for the unemployed to find work, says Michael Warby. The proof is in...

NGO's: Lazy Activism

| Gary Johns
Australian Financial Review 6th December, 1999

The NGO show at the World Trade Organisation meeting in Seattle last week reminds me of the Irishman who, ten minutes after hitching a ride, taps...

High Income Mobility in the US

| Michael Warby
The Australian 2nd December, 1999

Letter to the Editor: Antonia Feitz's claims (Letters 1/12) that the bottom 60 per cent of the US population have seen their incomes decline since...

And the People Spoke

| Michael Warby
Adelaide Review 1st December, 1999

The surprising thing about the referenda held on the first Saturday in November is that anyone was surprised by the results. Of the 13 proposed...

Conformity at the ABC

Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | Max Walsh
Australian Financial Review 30th November, 1999

With the announcement of Jonathan Shier as the new managing director of the ABC, ABC staff have been active in the media arguing for three...

Power to the people controlling the people

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Ken Phillips
Australian Financial Review 30th November, 1999

A year after the Australian waterfront war the debate over industrial relations reform remains hot although not visibly violent. Three competitive...

Let's Make A Quid From Our Asylum

| Ron Brunton
Courier Mail 27th November, 1999

Should the government set aside a few thousand places in Australia's annual refugee intake to be sold to the highest bidders? Such a suggestion...

So sorry, my mythtake

| Michael Warby
The Age 24th November, 1999

There is nothing for it but to apologise. I got it wrong. I did not check my facts as well I should have and I relayed an urban myth as fact. The...

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