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  • New Report

    The Kinship Conundrum: The Impact of Aboriginal Self-Determination on Indigenous Child Protection Jeremy Sammut

    This report argues that mainstreaming revolution in Indigenous policy should be extended to Indigenous child protection policy, and that Aboriginal exceptionalism—typified by the operation of Aboriginal Child Placement Principle (ACPP)—must cease. To help ‘Close the Gap’ in social outcomes between Indigenous and other Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous children should be treated the same, including by using adoption (or permanent guardianship) on a non-discriminatory basis.

  • Recent Report

    An Ounce of Prevention? A Toolkit for Evaluating Preventive Health Measures Helen Andrews

    How can a policymaker predict whether a preventive health program will save money over the long term? These eight questions will help guide any preliminary evaluation, whether the program in question involves obesity, tobacco, or workplace wellness.

  • CIS Report

    Eight Housing Affordability Myths Stephen Kirchner

    Read former Research Fellow, Dr Stephen Kirchner’s topical report on housing affordability myths in Australia published in July.


CIS Notes


Great reads to buy for Christmas

The Enlightenment Made Us 
by Nick Cater

Cater asks whether that valuable sense of pragmatism still exists in Australia or are we in danger of losing it to political correctness.

 The Age of Endarkenment 
by Brendan O'Neill & Nick Cater

Humans have never had it so good. We are wealthier, happier and more comfortable than any previous generation thanks to the march of science and technology.In this publication, Nick Cater and Brendan O’Neill discuss what happened to the ideals of the Enlightenment and the spirit of progress that created the modern world.


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