Organisation

Centre for Independent Studies

Acronym
CIS

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Report

18 Mar 2019
374

This study investigated Australia’s top-performing disadvantaged schools, with the aim of finding any common policies and practices that have led to their success.

Policy report

5 Mar 2019
55

This paper looks at the evolution of capital gains tax (CGT) to this point, including how past reforms were justified. It then examines whether discounting capital gains or indexing for inflation — or indeed, a combination of the two — is the better model. The...

Policy report

19 Feb 2019
243

The principles of free market, liberal, democratic capitalism are under assault, argues Emeritus Professor Wolfgang Kasper in this essay.

Policy report

12 Feb 2019
137

This paper discusses the history of cash refunds of excess franking credits, and the impact abolition would have on taxpayers, markets and revenue.

Policy report

7 Feb 2019
295

This paper argues that numerous studies of the Reading Recovery program have provided no sound evidence that it has sustained positive effects on children’s reading achievement in the medium or long-term, despite its widespread use and high cost.