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Brexit: Bruised egos will heal, trading relationships will endure

Economics & Deregulation | Brett Hogan
Lowy Interpreter 29th June, 2016

This article was written by John Roskam and Brett Hogan Brexit's victory in last Thursday's referendum may very well have been a surprise for the...

Perverse small-target strategies leave voters guessing

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 29th June, 2016

Oppositions often run small-target strategies. It's been pretty special to watch an incumbent government run one. On the one hand, this approach by...

The British have spoken, but hard work lies ahead

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
Herald Sun 28th June, 2016

The British people have spoken and they chose Brexit. The result is the most important victory for freedom and democracy since World War II. Once...

The Rise of the Joyful Economy

Economics & Deregulation | Jason Potts
The Conversation 28th June, 2016

The relationship between the art world and the market economy has long been one of Sturm und Drang. Deep down, a battle of weltanschauung plays out...

Labor costings pass, but scare tactics detract

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation 27th June, 2016

The ALP have just released their budget costings document. I have mixed feelings - on the one hand it is a necessary feature of "democracy by...

Digital economy offers wealth of opportunity

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 27th June, 2016

Australia needs simpler, more flexible rules and regulations to become more agile in a digitally disruptive world. With the click of a button, or a...

Red tape the big hurdle for the mining industry

Economics & Deregulation | Darcy Allen
The West Australian 24th June, 2016

This week the Mining Business Outlook 2016 by Newport Consulting outlined the challenges and opportunities facing 50 of Australia's most prominent...

It's time to kill parallel import restrictions

Economics & Deregulation | Evan Mulholland
Crikey 23rd June, 2016

Abolishing parallel import restrictions on books isn't neoliberal ideology, as Tim Winton, Richard Flanagan and Magda Szubanski claim - it is...

Brexit would be good for the UK and good for Europe

Ideas & Liberty | Brett Hogan
Lowy Interpreter 22nd June, 2016

This article was written by Brett Hogan and John Roskam. This week's referendum on whether the UK remains with, or leaves, the EU is primarily...

The Greens soft drinks tax: illiberal, ineffective, regressive

Nanny State | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 22nd June, 2016

This Greens' proposed soft drink tax is not only an affront to individual choice, it would do little to address obesity and, in practice, amounts...

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