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Constitutional confusion and the movement for Indigenous recognition

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 30th June, 2015

Constitutional recognition of Australia's Indigenous people is a conceptual, legal, and political mess. The release of the cross-party...

When tax reform turns to tax grab

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 27th June, 2015

Not all taxes are created equal, but it is imprudent for governments in Canberra and the rest of the country to escalate the land tax burden. The...

Magna Carta was a revolt against heavy taxation

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 26th June, 2015

It's pleasing that the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta is getting the publicity it deserves. The teaching of British history might have all...

The weight of history bears down on Shorten

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 23rd June, 2015

Bill Shorten is a classic tragic figure of Australian politics. To be fair, it's not all his fault. Even if Shorten was a political mastermind, his...

Increasing coal export to energy-hungry India a worthy cause

Energy | Brett Hogan
The Australian 22nd June, 2015

As most of Australia shivers through the first weeks of a chilly winter, it is hard to fathom coming home at the end of the day to cook a meal in...

Unelected officials are stifling our democratic freedoms

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Age 21st June, 2015

Finally there's a serious conversation happening about the Australian Parliament's scorn for democratic accountability and the rule of law. It was...

The TPP isn't the bogey-treaty that we think it is

Trade & IP Unit | Chris Berg
The Drum 16th June, 2015

The debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has gotten far, far ahead of itself. On Friday morning, the US House of Representatives voted...

Shaping up for the sharing economy

Economics & Deregulation | Jason Potts
Canberra Times 15th June, 2015

Australia's economy is at a turning point, and the Abbott government is looking for an economic reform agenda. If it wants to truly set the economy...

Why Australia's economic growth matters for all Australians

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 13th June, 2015

For governments to meet their ambitious budget deficit-reduction forecasts, they must embrace a more ambitious agenda for growth. In an event...

Death by a thousand cuts for our liberties

Ideas & Liberty and Legal Rights Project | Simon Breheny
The Australian 12th June, 2015

Next Monday, June 15, marks the 800th anniversary of King John's signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. As we near this milestone it is a good time to...

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