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This tax-raising budget kicks the fiscal can down the road

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 6th May, 2016

On budget night you could hear the sound coming from Parliament House. It was the sound of a can being kicked down the road. And by all accounts...

Identity politics is the enemy of equality

Ideas & Liberty | Matthew Lesh
Spiked 4th May, 2016

There is a growing obsession with victim politics on campus. It seems that certain groups are protected and everyone else is ignored or punished....

Rejecting a Chinese bid for land is in 'the national interest'? Show me how

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 3rd May, 2016

If it wasn't clear that "the national interest" was a pretty hazy criterion on which to deny foreign investment approvals, then Scott Morrison...

Federal budget 2016: What rhymes with 'submarine'?

Economics & Deregulation | Jason Potts
The Conversation 3rd May, 2016

The main thing that happened with the arts in the 2016 budget is that nothing happened with the arts in the 2016 budget. The arts and culture are...

From markets to speech, libertarians straddle political divide

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Australian 2nd May, 2016

When David Leyonhjelm won a Senate seat for the Liberal Democratic Party at the 2013 federal election, many in the media did not know how to react....

Budget must lay out a strategic plan

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 2nd May, 2016

The Turnbull government's credibility, perhaps its political survival, hinges on the forthcoming budget laying out a credible plan for lower taxes,...

Racial Discrimination Act: Turnbull should revisit 18C repeal case

Freedom of Speech | Simon Breheny
The Australian 29th April, 2016

If it wasn't already clear, the past few months demonstrate how firmly the issue of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 is now...

Fossil fuels are good business for universities

Energy | Matthew Lesh
Brisbane Times 28th April, 2016

Australian universities divesting from fossil fuels is costly, ineffective, and ultimately bad for students. In recent weeks divestment protesters...

'Proactive' regulation a bad idea

Economics & Deregulation | Darcy Allen
On Line Opinion 27th April, 2016

This article was written by Darcy Allen, Research Fellow, and Jason Potts, Adjunct Fellow The Australian Securities and Investments Commission...

Turnbull's policies aren't Liberal, they're incoherent

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 26th April, 2016

It's hard not to conclude that Bill Shorten has the measure of Malcolm Turnbull. Policy after policy the Government is chasing the Opposition,...