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This page contains the writing that spans some of the big ideas of our time.

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. Preserving Peace as China Rises I

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...

  3. 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...

  4. Accountable Authoritarianism: Why China’s Democratic Deficit Will Last

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 31 Oct 2013 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    The Chinese Communist Party’s evolving model of ‘accountable authoritarianism’ is set to prove that prosperity need... Read More...

  5. A Fair Go: Fact or Fiction?

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 09 May 2013 | Policy Monographs

    The Australian ideal of a fair go is fact rather than fiction. By offering all individuals the opportunity to capitalise... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Our right to silence is too important to lose

    Suri Ratnapala | 01 Oct 2012 | The Conversation

    The move to dilute the right to silence in NSW is unjust, constitutionally questionable and unnecessary.... Read More

  2. Religious freedom must not be taken for granted

    Peter Kurti | 24 Feb 2012 | ABC Online

    The importance of religious belief is both derided and attacked in our public debates. Tony Abbott's Christian faith is often ... Read More

  3. Don’t gamble with people’s freedom

    Peter Kurti | 29 Sep 2011 | The Drum

    New Poker Machine laws are impeding people’s freedom... Read More

  4. Greens boycott is anti-Semitic

    Peter Kurti | 06 Sep 2011 | The Canberra Times

    Recently the Greens have refused to back a motion in the Senate condemning efforts by protesters from the anti-Israel Boycott, ... Read More

  5. If only phone hacking were the real scandal

    Brendan O'Neill | 20 Aug 2011 | The Spectator

    For all the tankers of ink that have been spilt analysing Rupert Murdoch’s recent travails, nobody has seen fit to mention ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Requiem for a reformer

    Peter Saunders | 19 Apr 2013

    Thatcher’s people – and protestors – turn up in the thousands to farewell a giant of the twentieth century....

  2. After the riot: A civil discussion of multiculturalism

    Jeremy Sammut | 05 Oct 2012

    What does the recent riot mean for Australia’s status as a peaceful and harmonious multicultural society?...

  3. Britain's Olympic fever

    Peter Saunders | 02 Aug 2012

    The idealised image of the United Kingdom presented by Danny Boyle at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games also ...

  4. Thought crime

    Peter Saunders | 20 Jul 2012

    Britain’s race relations laws attempt to control, not just what we do, but the way we think....

  5. Free to be fat

    Andrew Baker | 15 Jun 2012

    The obese should pay for their obesity – through market rates, not government taxes, so that the healthy are not punished ...

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