Government and Politics
With a belief in smaller government, The Centre for Independent Studies advocates policies that would limit the size of government in Australia.
In our research, we strive for policies that would reduce regulation and promote a healthy civil society, free of the burdens of big government.
How much government do we really want in Australia? How much government do we really need?
As an independent think tank, the CIS is positioned to seriously analyse the reach of big government, while emphasising freedom, responsibility and enterprise.
Public Money: Federal-State Financial Relations and the Constitutional Limits on Spending Public Money29 Oct 2014 | Occasional Papers|
This paper surveys and explains the history of how the Australian Constitution was intended to deal with federal-state financial... Read More...
01 Sep 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis|
With US leadership unable to guarantee peace and security in the Indo-Pacific this century, the region will need to transition... Read More...
28 Aug 2014 | Policy Forum|
This volume brings together the four presentations made to a Centre for Independent Studies public forum on reforming the... Read More...
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...
14 Feb 2014 | Transcripts|
Daniel Hannan is one of the leading intellectual forces in British politics.In his latest book, Inventing Freedom: How the... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
03 Feb 2015 | Business Spectator|
A three year old government is thrown out for imposing too much fiscal austerity and being too keen to sell public assets. ... Read More
20 Jan 2015 | Australian Financial Review|
The key point for both the tax review and the review of federalism is not to start from the premise that overall taxation ... Read More
06 Oct 2014 | The Courier-Mail|
The bitter public slanging matches between the Palmer United Party and the LNP in Queensland make it difficult to believe ... Read More
17 Sep 2014 | ABC The Drum|
There are growing differences between the left and right about budget fairness stemming from a deeper ideological divide ... Read More
13 Sep 2014 | The Spectator|
The Paid Parental Leave scheme should be scrapped in favour of an HECS-style loans scheme.... Read More
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