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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...

Why the super debate is a Liberal flashpoint

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 17th May, 2016

Casual observers might be confused why what appears to be a technical legal debate - what counts as retrospectivity for the purposes of...

So what if Malcolm Turnbull was named in the Panama Papers?

Ideas & Liberty | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 16th May, 2016

Australians woke up on Thursday morning to the news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had been named as a (former) director of a "Panama Papers"...

Superannuation change is a warning sign on all legislation

Economics & Deregulation | Simon Breheny
Australian Financial Review 14th May, 2016

One of the few positive things to have emerged from the furious public debate about whether the Turnbull government's proposed changes to...

National Disability Insurance Scheme a key culprit in Turnbull's budget woes

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 14th May, 2016

The starting gun for the 2016 election has been fired, and aspiring federal politicians are spruiking their rhetorical wares in each electorate,...