CENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT STUDIES

CENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT STUDIES

St. Leonards, Australia

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The mission of Centre for Independent Studies is to emphasize the role of the free market in an open society, which provides goods and services typically done by the government.

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AUSTRALIAN ORGANIZATION EXPLAINS INDEPENDENT ROLE OF THINK TANKS

People sometimes perceive think tanks as mouthpieces for corporations or interest groups, created only to further an agenda through biased information. This view misses the point entirely, and misrepresents both the nature and the purpose of independent think tanks. “The Role of Think Tanks: A Reply to the Critics,” a recent pap...

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NEW ECONOMIC SCHOOL CREATES AN OASIS OF FREE INQUIRY IN CAUCASUS REGION

It’s easy for Westerners to take it for granted that they’ll always have access to peaceful, safe forums in which to discuss ideas — but some regions of the world are more hostile to free and open intellectual discussions. That’s why events like the IX International Summer School on Liberty, Law, and Economics in Bakuriani, Geor...

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40 YEARS OF BRINGING HARD, RATIONAL FACTS TO AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC POLICY

Free-market think tanks are proliferating around the world, bringing new standards of economic research and insight to their countries and communities. Only a few such organizations, however, have built a decades-long reputation for sound public policy analysis. This year, Australia-based Atlas Network partner the Centre for Ind...

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AUSTRALIA’S ABBOTT GOVERNMENT RELEASES FIRST BUDGET

Australia’s Abbott Government released its crucial first budget on May 13, 2014. The biggest question: is Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s plan just savage cuts, or actual fiscal responsibility? The Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney has prepared an initial analysis of the budget including the major implications for business,...

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