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This report looks at quantifying the rising youth unemployment problem, understanding its causes and proposing policy solutions.
Youth employment has progressively taken a hit after the Global Financial Crisis, practically doubling since mid-2008. At an average rate of 13.5% in the...
These speeches argue that talking about health reform solely in the context of debt and deficits is producing diminishing returns.
It’s time to reposition health research. In the wake of the Medicare co-payment debate it is clear that talking about health...
Examines the policies and research on charter schools and their equivalents in five countries –USA, Sweden, Chile, England and New Zealand.
Summary Charter schools and free schools – publicly-funded, privately-managed schools – have been introduced in several countries around the world as a...
The burqa has been a garment of controversy in Australia, with calls to ban it from being worn in public -- most notably a suggestion of banning it in the Canberra Parliament.
A new research report published by the Centre for Independent Studies examines...
This report argues that reforming the pension could deliver income gains of more than $5,900 a year to almost 98% of pensioners. These reforms would also reduce the cost of the pension by $14.5 billion a year.
At $42 billion...
This report proposes a case for abolishing the Medicare Schedule Fee, arguing that is has failed to establish a cooperative platform for dealings with the profession over the setting of fees.
GPs have been willing to bulk bill for over 80%...
Overview: Counterinsurgency expert and military strategist Dr David Kilcullen delivered The Centre for Independent Studies’ 2014 John Bonython Lecture with a crucial and fascinating exploration of recurring Occidentalism, why Western values are anathema to Islamists, and why we must take decisive action now to...
Overview: This volume brings together two presentations and the introductions from an event hosted by the Centre for Independent Studies and exploring the frames of reference from which to view the colonisation of Australia by the First Fleet.
Andrew Tink AM ,...
This paper argues that criticism of tax concessions has lost sight of the legitimate reasons for many of them.
While action is needed to correct structural budget deficits, the criticism of tax concessions has lost sight of the legitimate reasons for...
Australian taxpayers face a future tax increase of $1,180 a year on average if nothing is done about bracket creep, according to this report.
There is a large gap between what the Australian government raises in taxes and what it spends....