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Chris Berg

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Senior Fellow

Chris Berg is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He is a regular columnist with ABC's The Drum, and an award-winning former editor of the IPA Review.

He is author of Liberty, Equality & Democracy (2015), Magna Carta: The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty (2015, with John Roskam), In Defence of Freedom of Speech: from Ancient Greece to Andrew Bolt (2012), and The Growth of Australia's Regulatory State (2008). He is also the editor of 100 Great Books of Liberty (2010, with John Roskam) and The National Curriculum: A Critique (2011).

Contact details

Telephone: 0402 257 681

Address: Level 2 410 Collins St, Melbourne 3000 vic

Related publications

South Australia's sentencing reforms are a step in the right direction: Institute of Public Affairs


"South Australia's sentencing changes are a step in the right direction. By placing non-violent and white collar offenders in home detention, we can relieve government budgets of the high cost of incarceration", said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with...

Worsening red tape harming Queensland's economy


"A survey of Queensland resource company CEOs which shows concerns about harmful red tape at a near-five year high should be a wake up call for the Queensland and Commonwealth governments", said Chris Berg, senior fellow at the free market think...

Red Tape Costs the Australian Economy 176 Billion


New research by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs estimates that red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion per year - or 11 per cent of GDP. This is far greater than the Commonwealth Government's current estimate of...

Budget allocates over 800 million dollars for more red tape: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Darcy Allen and Chris Berg

The Commonwealth budget allocates over $800 million in additional funding to big regulators to create more red tape, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Handing more money to regulators such as the ATO and ASIC...

Bill Shorten's red tape steel protectionism worst of both worlds


"Labor's plan to impose new regulation on steel used in government projects is an unholy alliance of protectionism and red tape", said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday Bill Shorten...

Related news

Australia isn't immune to the Brexit debate

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 14th June, 2016

It is not always a good idea to draw an opinion on the domestic affairs of other countries. But in the case of the upcoming British referendum on...

The case for a company tax cut is rock solid - and Labor knows it

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 8th June, 2016

To read most election comment you'd be forgiven for believing that what was until very recently a bipartisan consensus - that there was a strong...

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...

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...

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...