People & associates

Chris Berg

Portrait of Chris Berg

Research Fellow

Chris Berg is a Research Fellow with 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.

His latest book is In Defence of Freedom of Speech: from Ancient Greece to Andrew Bolt.

A monograph, The Growth of Australia's Regulatory State, was published in 2008. He is also the editor of 100 Great Books of Liberty (with John Roskam) published by Connor Court Publishing in 2010, and The National Curriculum: A Critique (2011).

Contact details

Telephone: 0402 257 681

Address: Level 2 410 Collins St, Melbourne 3000 vic

Related publications

IPA: Biased National Curriculum Should be Scrapped

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Aaron Lane

"The Rudd-Gillard government's National Curriculum is politically biased to the left, and should be abolished," said Aaron Lane, Research Fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "For example, the history curriculum is...

Enhancing Online Safety for Children

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

Submission to the Department of Communications Discussion Paper

New cyber regulator not the answer to bullying


"The government's proposed anti-cyberbullying laws represent a serious threat to freedom of speech and digital liberty," Chris Berg, Policy Director with free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, said today. The government proposes...

Absurd new national curriculum subjects dictate students must learn about consumerism during physical education classes


"The emphasis in the National Curriculum's new Health and Physical Education subject on sustainability and consumerism demonstrates exactly why the National Curriculum should be scrapped," said Chris Berg, Research Fellow with the Institute of...

High Court ruling on NSW campaign law a win for free speech


Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed today's decision by the High Court to throw out the New South Wales government's restrictions on campaign and election spending. "The High Court's decision today is a win for free...

Related news

Bilateral trade deals simply a political plaything

Economics & Deregulation and Trade & IP Unit | Chris Berg
The Drum 15th April, 2014

Bilateral free trade agreements are political confidence tricks. Far from encouraging trade liberalisation, the trade negotiation process holds it...

Micro-parties tap into dissatisfaction

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 8th April, 2014

The 2013 federal election was a remarkable election, and Saturday's Western Australia Senate re-run has confirmed just how remarkable. In...

It's power grabs we should fear, not cybercrime

Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | Chris Berg
The Drum 1st April, 2014

"Cybercrime is a systemic risk and I think it is the next black swan event," the head of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Greg...

How George Brandis' race-hate laws are good for democracy

Freedom of Speech | Chris Berg
The Age 30th March, 2014

What would the repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act symbolise? It is a sign the debate has progressed that columnist Waleed Aly...

Politics stands in the way of a full 18C repeal

Freedom of Speech | Chris Berg
The Drum 25th March, 2014

George Brandis' exposure draft of amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act is a magnificent example of how to repeal legislation without...