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Simon Cowan

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Briefing paper

25 Apr 2018

This resource argues that the Turnbull Government’s proposal to ban foreign donations and limit political contributions from charities is a flawed and rash proposal that would undermine democracy.

Research report

6 Nov 2017

Argues that a Universal Basic Income would be unaffordable with the current taxation system and would involve enormous additional taxation.

Discussion paper

CIS Occasional Paper 156
1 Jun 2017

The two essays in paper take divergent approaches to the reform of the welfare state, while both focusing on the perennial hot button issue of so-called ‘middle class welfare.’

Article

10 May 2017

In this commentary piece, a number of CIS authors give their view on the federal budget for 2017-18.

Discussion paper

Policy

23 Jun 2016

Every election campaign seems full of promises to spend more money, raise more taxes and make government bigger. Voters expect politicians to offer solutions to all manner of problems, most of them far outside federal jurisdiction and many of which are not problems government can...

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