People & associates

James Paterson

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Labor should back Turnbull to end book import restrictions

Economics & Deregulation | James Paterson
The Australian 4th December, 2015

The sixth major review in three decades has again recommended restrictions on the importation of books be abolished. The Harper competition review...

Malcolm Turnbull must live up to his promise

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
The Australian 1st October, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull's first press conference as Prime Minister struck the right rhetorical note: he promised to lead a "thoroughly Liberal government...

Should Labor cut ties with unions?

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | James Paterson
Daily Telegraph 16th July, 2015

Union control of the Australian Labor Party is a significant obstacle to economic reform and will remain so as long as unions enjoy special legal...

No place for laws aimed at race

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
The Australian 16th April, 2015

The idea all people are equal and must not be divided by their race, their religion or their gender is the legacy of liberal democracy and the...

Liberals shouldn't have abandoned their principles

Governance & Service Provision | James Paterson
The Age 2nd December, 2014

Losing government after one term is a tragedy for Victorian Liberals. But they should be even more disappointed that they didn't use the four years...

Scorched earth as the ABC defends its digital empire

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
Australian Financial Review 26th November, 2014

ABC managing director Mark Scott's response to the Abbott government's funding cuts demonstrates exactly why the public broadcaster is long overdue...

The ABC debate: we have Mamamia and BuzzFeed, we don't need the ABC anymore

| James Paterson
Crikey 24th October, 2014

The arguments for a publicly funded ABC are weaker today than they ever have been. If there ever were a persuasive case for a lavishly...

Environment of fear as ABC fails bias test

Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | James Paterson
The Australian 12th August, 2014

THE ABC is not like any other broadcaster. With more than $1 billion in public funding, we rightly demand the ABC be rigorously fair, balanced and...

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...

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