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Why we're seeing less pork barrelling this election

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 31st May, 2016

When you boil them down to their essence, Australian election campaigns are really just elaborate pork barrel road shows. For all the talk about...

Time to call compulsory super experiment off

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 28th May, 2016

The compulsory superannuation system is a policy experiment failing everyday Australians and should be scrapped. The Turnbull government's...

Savings from cutting prison population could put more police on the street

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Bushnell
Adelaide Advertiser 27th May, 2016

The number of people in Australian prisons has increased 40 per cent over the past 10 years. In South Australia the prison population has increased...

The minimum wage is holding prisoners back when they leave jail

Economics & Deregulation | Daniel Wild
Sydney Morning Herald 27th May, 2016

Former prisoners have some of the worst health, economic and social outcomes of all Australians. Sixty-five per cent of former prisoners are still...

People or profit: How does the Greens' corporation plan stack up?

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 24th May, 2016

It is turning out to be a very peculiar election. Last week the Greens wholeheartedly embraced the notion of personal choice - and in the realm of...

Federal election 2016: The folly of the NBN continues

Economics & Deregulation | Evan Mulholland
The Australian 23rd May, 2016

No country has essentially renationalised their telecommunications network as Australia has. The focus on the Australian Federal Police raids over...

The Coalition is joining Labor as a 'soak the rich' party with super policy

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 20th May, 2016

The Coalition's 2013 election policy on superannuation makes for uncomfortable reading. "We encourage as many Australians as possible to actively...

The case for cutting company tax remains strong

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Australian Financial Review 19th May, 2016

The argument that dividend imputation or US tax treaties make a company tax cut pointless does not stack up. A company tax cut will deliver...

Why public funding of the arts should always be temporary

Economics & Deregulation | Jason Potts
The Conversation 17th May, 2016

Last Friday, the Australia Council announced what it called "a $112 million investment over four years to focus on small and medium sized arts...

The crunch keeps coming on Fairfax - but does the blame lie solely with management?

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation 17th May, 2016

Last week a reported 20 to 30 Fairfax Media journalists were made involuntarily redundant. While recognising in a dynamic economy that businesses...

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