Regulation

economic-policy-finance

Most people agree that some rules are necessary for markets to work. But what rules do we really need? And how can we make sure they do not become too much of a burden on businesses and consumers?

Publications

  1. Submission to the National Commission of Audit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Trisha Jha | 01 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government.... Read More...

  2. Independent Charities, Independent Regulators: The Future of Not-for-Profit Regulation

    Helen Rittelmeyer | 06 Feb 2014 | Issue Analysis

    Abolishing the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission is a necessary first step in fostering an independent... Read More...

  3. Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

  4. TARGET30 SNAPSHOT: Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Snapshots

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

  5. TARGET30: Reducing the burden for future generations

    David Murray AO, Maurice Newman, Simon Cowan | 01 Jul 2013 | Policy Forum

    TARGET30 is a campaign promoting smaller government and cutting government spending to less than 30% of GDP in the next 10... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. A coalition of the willing on IR reform

    Alexander Philipatos, Jeremy Sammut | 18 Feb 2014 | ABC The Drum

    The Abbott government is sending the message that they will help those who help themselves by prosecuting the case for IR ... Read More

  2. Seizing a Sino free trade moment

    Stephen Kirchner | 16 Jul 2013 | Business Spectator

    Australia’s regulation of foreign direct investment is a critical stumbling block in a free trade agreement with China.... Read More

  3. A war that’s building over bottles of beer

    Alexander Philipatos | 29 Nov 2012 | The Punch

    Watering down the building and construction industry watchdog has emboldened the union movement.... Read More

  4. Carmaker triumph or GM hypocrisy?

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 29 Mar 2012 | Business Spectator

    It's a product of public relations that Australians believe every government supports its own car industry, and looking at ... Read More

  5. Murray's Future Fund brace is broken

    Stephen Kirchner | 23 Mar 2012 | Business Spectator

    David Murray's defence of the Future Fund can only inspire doubt about the ability of sovereign wealth funds to enhance Australia's ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Scapegoating foreigners for home-grown policy failures

    Stephen Kirchner | 14 Mar 2014

    It’s time to face the fact that housing affordability problems are entirely home-grown, not a result of foreign investment. ...

  2. Foreign ownership of Qantas is a smokescreen

    Simon Cowan | 07 Mar 2014

    It is well worth exploring what is in the Qantas Sale Act and why some are fighting to keep it. ...

  3. Where will the new jobs come from?

    Alexander Philipatos | 28 Feb 2014

    There are impediments in our industrial relations system that are increasing costs and preventing new jobs from being created. ...

  4. Childcare: a case study in regulatory capture

    Trisha Jha | 21 Feb 2014

    It’s time to look at how we can create a functional and accessible childcare system. ...

  5. Flawed take on push to regulate 'longer' working hours

    Christian Stojanovski | 17 Jan 2014

    Are Australians really working longer hours, as the Australia Institute has suggested?...

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