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James Paterson

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Ignore the hysteria: it's time we privatised the tone-deaf, left-leaning ABC

Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | James Paterson
The Age 30th January, 2014

No media organisation is above criticism - even from a prime minister. That's especially the case when the media organisation in question is funded...

Conroy's media regulation proposals fail the public interest test

Freedom of Speech and Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | James Paterson
The Australian 13th March, 2013

All politicians are self-interested. But few are as shameless as Communications Minister Stephen Conroy. His proposed "media reforms" may be a...

James Paterson's Diary

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
The Spectator Australia 15th February, 2013

The best thing about appearing on Q&A is not hanging out with Tony Jones backstage, or even appearing before 700,000 viewers on ABC1. It's...

Should the government restrict super-sizing junk food?

Food & Environment, Ideas & Liberty, Deregulation Unit, Food and Nanny State | James Paterson
Herald Sun 30th September, 2012

There's a lot of competition for the most stupid Nanny State proposal. But if forced to choose, plans to restrict serving sizes would have to take...

Time to reduce government

Deregulation Unit | James Paterson
Think and Grow Rich Magazine 19th June, 2012

Classical liberals often convince themselves that a small government agenda could never be politically popular in Australia. Two new polls suggest...

Should the media censor Anders Behring Breivik?

Ideas & Liberty and Freedom of Speech | James Paterson
Sydney Morning Herald 21st April, 2012

The government certainly shouldn't. If we value the principle of freedom of speech then it should not be illegal to air Breivik's trial. But that...

Not such a super idea

Economics & Deregulation and Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
Think and Grow Rich 13th April, 2012

The Federal Government's plan to increase compulsory superannuation contributions from 9% to 12% is economically dubious and morally questionable....

Liberal Labour reform

Ideas & Liberty and Work Reform and Productivity Unit | James Paterson
Think and Grow Rich magazine 16th February, 2012

One of the first acts of an Abbott government should be to repeal the Labor Party's Fair Work Act. Industrial relations reform has a strong...

Has politics finally moved beyond the personal?

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
Sydney Morning Herald 28th January, 2012

The Libertarian James Paterson Politcians tax us too much, spend our money wastefully and regulate our lives. So why do we spend so much time...

The closing of the Australian mind

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
Spectator Australia 11th January, 2012

It has long been the lament of academics that their self-evidently brilliant ideas and advice are seldom heeded in the ‘real' world. Nowhere...

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