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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

Australia's universities do not teach Australia's British origins


Only 15 out of the 739 history subjects taught in Australian universities and tertiary institutions in 2014 covered British history, according to a new report from the Institute of Public Affairs. The full report, The End Of History...In...

The end of history... in Australian universities

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg, Stephanie Forrest and Hannah Pandel

Undergraduate history degrees in Australia fail to teach fundamental aspects of Australia's history and how Australian liberal democracy came to be. Instead, they offer a range of disconnected subjects on narrow themes and issues focusing on...

IPA launches Magna Carta: The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty


The Institute of Public Affairs is delighted to announce the launch of Magna Carta: The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty on the day of its 800th anniversary. In this accessible and engaging book, IPA Senior Fellow Chris Berg and Executive Director...

Submission to Treasury consultation into exposure draft of Tax Laws Amendment

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

The Tax Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity Multinational Anti-avoidance Law) Bill 2015 exposure draft represents an important and concerning watershed in the practice of Australian corporate tax governance. The draft bill would base the...

Classical Liberalism in Australian Economics


Classical liberalism, the tradition of free markets and individual liberty, has an outsider status in the Australian economics profession. This paper surveys the origin of Australian classical liberal economics in the nineteenth century, its sharp...

Related news

Please, just give us a real growth strategy

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 28th July, 2015

Every once in a while something brings the nonsense of daily politics back down to earth. Last week Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens suggested...

Hockey's 'grand deal on tax' is just wishful thinking

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 21st July, 2015

Joe Hockey is looking for a "grand deal" between government and the community on tax reform. On Wednesday last week he addressed a...

Why we value the old school tie

Education | Chris Berg
The Age 19th July, 2015

It's a very Melbourne thing to be horrified by school fees - and there is much to be horrified about. The fees at Melbourne's most expensive...

There's no 'war on wind', just MPs doing their job

Energy | Chris Berg
The Drum 14th July, 2015

There was a lot of heat in the debate about the Clean Energy Finance Corporation over the weekend, but not much light. On Sunday, Fairfax papers...

Why is the agriculture white paper gunning for supermarkets?

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 7th July, 2015

On Saturday Barnaby Joyce and Tony Abbott released the long-delayed Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. The Government feels that farm...