Jeremy Sammut

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11 Nov 2017

Attempting to keep and reunite children with even highly dysfunctional parents at almost all costs has swung the pendulum of child protection systems too far in favour of defending parental rights at the expense of protecting children’s rights and best interests.


8 Nov 2017

Understanding the true meaning of Australian history, and debunking the perennial claims routinely made about the role our supposedly perpetual history of ‘racism’ allegedly continues to play in Australian society, is increasingly in the national interest today.

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16 Jul 2017

Revision of the federation is imperative to allow the states to reclaim full control over both funding and policy responsibility for health.


10 May 2017

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


7 May 2017

This report argues that the Medicare Levy is a fiscal fiction, as the levy revenue accounts for a mere fraction of government spending on Medicare.

Research report

7 Dec 2016

Despite the ever-escalating cost of health posing severe fiscal sustainability challenges, health reform has been dumped even more firmly in the politically too-hard basket since the ‘Mediscare’ federal election. A politically-feasible reform strategy is required to catalyse much-needed innovation in the health sector and deliver...

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2 Nov 2016

Health Innovation Communities (HICs) would essentially constitute an Australian ‘Silicon Valley’ for health – hubs for research and development within which the proverbial 1000 flowers will bloom as a plurality of different providers create novel health products and solutions. The good examples and real world...

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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...

Discussion paper

13 Jun 2016

Because their aims are educational and democratic, what think tanks do and why they do it is entirely transparent.


Because their aims are educational and democratic, what think tanks do and why they do it is entirely transparent: they ensure their...

Research report

20 Apr 2016


For healthcare innovation to flourish there needs to be a real market for health services in Australia. Providers that deliver cost-effective, patient-centred care should be rewarded for increased efficiency and lower costs by being able to sell that value-proposition to cost-and quality-conscious...

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