Trust and Public Institutions

As a practising lawyer, I have long understood the importance for society that the great majority of the citizens must have a high level of confidence in the fairness of the laws and of their administration by the Executive Government and the Courts.

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Trust and Public Institutions

Civil Society and the Role of Government

The Productivity Commission recently released a research report entitled Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector.

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Civil Society and the Role of Government

What is the Role for Government in Broadband?

The Rudd and Gillard Labor Governments’ broadband policy is highly interventionist, extremely expensive and fundamentally damaging to competition — and the interests of broadband consumers.

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What is the Role for Government in Broadband?

The Deregulation Challenge for Small Business

Australia needs individuals to play active roles in shaping their communities. We need entrepreneurs to pursue new businesses and we need these businesses to employ people, innovate and explore new markets to grow.

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The Deregulation Challenge for Small Business

Government Assault on Private Health Services

The Gillard Government is preparing the ground for what has been described as a “horror” May budget.

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Government Assault on Private Health Services

COAG Health Failures sum up Labor’s first term

COAG was to be the vehicle to drive a number of bold reforms in Labor’s first term.

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Allied Health Assistants: A new wave of health workers

With rapid population ageing in Australia and its consequent need for health services, there is a widening gap between the availability of allied health workers such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists and the demand for their services.

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Allied Health Assistants: A new wave of health workers

Proper screening: saving lives and us millions

The word ‘cancer’ still strikes fear into the minds of many people.

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Proper screening: saving lives and us millions

Diagnosing Australia’s Health Care System

Australians enjoy the third highest life expectancy of any country in the world. We have a health system which at its best is the equal of any other.

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Diagnosing Australia’s Health Care System

Labor No Closer to the Big Answers in Health Care

The older we get, the more we think about our health. By the time we get there, it is too late to change the system.

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Labor No Closer to the Big Answers in Health Care