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Chris Berg

Portrait of Chris Berg

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

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...

The ghosts of deficits past, present and future haunt this election

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 11th May, 2016

Is it impolite, at the very start of the election campaign, to talk about the budget deficit? Impolitic? It's certainly unfashionable. Budget night...

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...

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....