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Research report

14 Aug 2017

The phenomenon of the rapidly growing cohort of American men who are out of work is not unique to the United States. Australia, it seems, has its own silent crisis in male employment.


8 Aug 2017

This paper provides an international comparison of the costs, scope, and effectiveness of criminal justice in Australia.


10 Jul 2017

This report argues that reform is required to allow for greater flexibility over penalty rates in what is currently a highly centralised system.


29 Jun 2017

The primary obligation of the Australian government is to serve the Australian people. This means that policies should only be enacted where they are in Australia’s national interest, argues Daniel Wild in this report.

Discussion paper

4 May 2017


• Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per cent of GDP.

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