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RBA got it wrong and regulated credit card fees upwards

Economics & Deregulation | Jason Potts
Australian Financial Review 29th September, 2015

Few consumers would have noticed a very important reform discussion taking place in Australia. It is a debate relating to credit card interchange...

Ideology adds heat to the debate on climate change

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
The Australian 29th September, 2015

For the true believer, it is too awful to even consider that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology could be exaggerating global warming by adjusting...

Turnbull can learn from Gillard's transition

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 29th September, 2015

It feels like a new Government, so different is the changed tone from Tony Abbott to Malcolm Turnbull. Yet tone counts for little in any policy...

Leaving legacies behind: arts policy for the here and now

Ideas & Liberty | Jason Potts
The Conversation 28th September, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull wants to be a 21st century leader of a 21st century government with a 21st century frontbench. So how might that translate into a...

Our new 'innovation PM' needs policies to match

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 22nd September, 2015

While it's wonderful to hear the new Prime Minister wax lyrical about disruption and productivity, the real test will be putting some policy flesh...

Occupational licensing hinders job creation and economic growth

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 19th September, 2015

Government restrictions forcing people to get licenses for work poses as a massive barrier to labour mobility, and is costing Australian consumers...

Tax is Turnbull's boat problem

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 18th September, 2015

The pity of Tony Abbott's prime ministership is that when he did what he believed in, he achieved things and was successful. It was when he did...

Without economic nous, Abbott was doomed

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 15th September, 2015

Tony Abbott has never had a taste for economics, and that ultimately was his downfall. It wasn't the gaffes, or the self-indulgences, or his...

The Abbott Government's real problem is that it's not ideological enough

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 8th September, 2015

The Abbott Government is getting bad reviews. This week's two year anniversary offers a neat little hook for members of the press gallery to take...

Fiscally punishing non-government schools not a smart move

Education | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 5th September, 2015

Using fiscal policies to target private schools threatens an educational system that is serving Australians well. With government budgets around...

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