Publications

Book contributions

‘The Condition of The People’, in J. R. Nethercote, Menzies: The Shaping of Modern Australia, 2016.

‘How much should we provide for a fair society?’, in Tim Wilson, Carlo Carli and Paul Collits, Turning Left or Right: Values in Modern Politics, 2013.

‘The welfare state grows and grows’, in Gary Johns, Right Social Justice: Better Ways to Help the Poor, 2012.

‘What if state governments had tax and expenditure limitations’, in Peta Seaton, What if?, 2010.

‘What if states raised income tax?’, in Peta Seaton, What If?, 2010.

‘New Trends in the Non‑Profit Sector in Australia: A Greater Involvement in Employment and Social Policies’, in OECD, The Non‑Profit Sector in a Changing Economy, 2003.

Journal articles

‘Deirdre McCloskey, Kirznerian Growth and The Role of Social Networks: Comment’, Economic Affairs, June 2016.

‘Reforming vertical fiscal imbalance in Australia’, Tax Policy Journal, March 2015.

‘Addressing the fiscal consequences of ageing through expenditure reductions, not tax increases’, Tax Policy Journal, November 2013.

Book reviews

‘Review of Richard E. Wagner Politics as a Peculiar Business’, Cato Journal (link).

‘Review of Deirdre McCloskey Bourgeois Equality’, IPA Review, August 2016 (link).

‘Review of David Boaz The Libertarian Mind’, IPA Review, October 2015 (link).

ʻReview of Thomas Piketty Capital in the Twenty-First Centuryʼ, IPA Review, August 2014 (link).

ʻReview of George H. Smith The System of Liberty: Themes in the History of Classical Liberalismʼ, IPA Review, January 2014.

ʻReview of Wolfgang Kasper, Manfred E. Streit and Peter J. Boettke Institutional Economics: Property, Competition, Policiesʼ, IPA Review, November 2013 (link).

ʻReview of Pierre Lemieux The Public Debt Problem: A Comprehensive Guideʼ, IPA Review, August 2013 (link).

ʻReview of Tom G. Palmer After the Welfare Stateʼ, IPA Review, December 2012 (link).

ʻReview of Deirdre McCloskey Bourgeois Dignityʼ, IPA Review, June 2011.

‘Review of Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett The Spirit Level and Snowdon The Spirit Level Delusion’, IPA Review, August 2010.

‘Review of Amity Shlaes The Forgotten Man’, IPA Review, August 2009.

‘Review of Nicholas Aroney, J. R. Nethercote and Scott Prasser Restraining Elective Dictatorship: The Upper House Solution?’, IPA Review, August 2009.

‘Review of Samuel Brittan Against the Flow’, Policy (Spring) 2005.

‘Review of Gordon Tullock On Voting’, Policy (Spring) 1998.

Monographs and papers for research and policy institutes

Making Welfare Sustainable: Targeting Welfare to Those Who Need It Most, IPA Occasional Paper, November 2015. (link)

The Good News on Poverty: Things are Getting Better for the Poor in Australia, IPA Occasional Paper, October 2015. (link)

Income tax weighing down the Australian family budget, IPA Research Bulletin.

Canberra’s Debt Problem: Where’s The Money Gone?, IPA Occasional Paper, July 2015. (link to draft report)

Gender Identity and Libertarianism, Center for a Stateless Society monograph, June 2015. (link)

No to the GST tax attack: Why the exemption for online purchases should stay, IPA Occasional Paper, January 2015. (link)

The Australia ʻlow taxing countryʼ myth, IPA Occasional Paper, December 2014. (link)

Things are getting better all the time: A snapshot of Australian living standards in the long run, (with Dom Talimanidis), IPA Occasional Paper, October 2014. (link)

Bureaucracy Overload: State Government Employment since the GST Reforms, IPA Occasional Paper, May 2014.

2014 IPA Economic Freedom Index, IPA Occasional Paper, January 2014. (link)

No: The Case against Canberraʼs Local Government Power Grab, IPA Monograph, August 2013.

Australiaʼs Big Government, by the Numbers, IPA Occasional Paper, May 2013. (link)

Business Bearing the Burden 2012: The Size and Impact of State and Territory Government Business Taxes, IPA Occasional Paper, January 2013.

Razor cuts, not paper cuts: A framework for rightsizing commonwealth government employment, IPA Occasional Paper, October 2012.

Nanny state taxes: Soaking the poor in 2012, IPA Occasional Paper, April 2012. (link)

Business Bearing the Burden: The Size and Impact of State Government Business Taxes, IPA Occasional Paper, December 2011.

Gambling away perspective? A review of the evidence justifying electronic gaming regulations (with Tim Wilson), IPA Occasional Paper, October 2011.

Queensland the low tax state: The birth and death of an idea, and how to bring it back to life, IPA Occasional Paper, June 2011. (link)

Next Generation State Budgets: Stronger Fiscal Rules for Better Budgetary Outcomes and More Prosperous States, IPA Occasional Paper, April 2011. (link)

‘Capitalism in the curriculum’, The National Curriculum: A Critique, IPA Monograph, January 2011.

Business Bearing the Burden: The Size and Impact of State Government Business Taxes, IPA Occasional Paper, December 2010.

Victoria looking ahead: Policy priorities for the Victorian Government, (with Louise Staley, Alan Moran, Richard Allsop, Tim Wilson, and Chris Berg), IPA Occasional Paper, December 2010.

Australia’s Resource Future, (with Alan Moran), IPA Occasional Paper, October 2010.

The Resource Super Profits Tax and the 2010‑11 Federal Budget: How the Henry Review and the 2010‑11 federal budget will harm Australia’s economic interests, IPA Occasional Paper, June 2010.

Business bearing the burden 2009: The size and impact of state government business taxes, IPA Occasional Paper, December 2009.

A growing risk: The impacts and consequences of rising state government employment, IPA Occasional Paper, October 2009.

Five‑and‑a‑half big things Kevin Rudd doesn’t understand about the Australian economy (with Sinclair Davidson), IPA Occasional Paper, August 2009.

A Real Education Revolution: Options for voucher funding reform, IPA Occasional Paper, July 2009.

State finances at the crossroads: The states’ budget problem, and what to do about it, IPA Occasional Paper, May 2009.

The great lock out: The impact of housing and land regulations in Western Australia, (with Alan Moran), IPA Occasional Paper, April 2009. (link)

Free to gamble: The roles of the gambling industry and policy in a modern Australian society, (with Richard Allsop), IPA Occasional Paper, February 2009.

The adverse effects of government actions against cartels, (with Alan Moran), IPA Occasional Paper, January 2009.

Business bearing the burden: The size and impact of state government business taxes, (with Sinclair Davidson and Kate Herbert), IPA Occasional Paper, December 2008.

Australia as a destination for foreign capital, IPA Occasional Paper, October 2008. (link)

ʻSchool Autonomy: A Key Reform for Improving Indigenous Educationʼ, Centre for Independent Studies Issue Analysis.

Sensory Order and Economic Order: The Links between Human Cognition and Economic Freedom in Hayekʼs Thought, Centre for Independent Studies Occasional Paper.

Submissions to official inquiries

ʻBitcoin and the rebirth of free bankingʼ, Submission to Australian Parliament Senate Inquiry on Digital Currency, November 2014.

ʻSubmission to the Fair Work Commission: Annual Wage Review 2014ʼ, (with Aaron Lane), March 2014.

ʻSubmission to Department of Industry: Australian Government Economic Review of South Australia and Victoriaʼ, January 2014.

ʻSubmission to inquiry into the Mineral Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 and related billsʼ, (with Alan Moran), December 2011.

ʻBeyond its use‑by date ‑ Australiaʼs system of fiscal equalisation, and how to reform it: Submission to the Federal GST Distribution Reviewʼ, September 2011. (link)

Consultancy project reports

Taxing our Future: Implications of Imposing Extra Taxes on School Education, Paper commissioned by Independent Schools Queensland, 17 August 2015. (link)

Towards a Health Productivity Reform Agenda (with Asher Judah), Paper commissioned by Australian Centre for Health Research, November 2011. (link)

The Impact and Cost of Health Sector Regulation (with Chris Berg and Tim Wilson), Paper commissioned by Australian Centre for Health Research, August 2010. (link)

Sustaining Growth: Reforms for Tasmanian Prosperity (with Sinclair Davidson), Paper Commissioned by Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, December 2008. (link)

Tasmania: An Imperative for Reform (with Sinclair Davidson), Paper commissioned by Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, November 2008. (link)

Popular writing

‘Redistributive agenda won’t fix inequality’, The Canberra Times, 17 September 2016.

‘A shift in monetary policy won’t work miracles’, The Canberra Times, 3 September 2016.

‘A case for privatisation’, The Canberra Times, 20 August 2016.

‘Look to New Zealand to help people on long-term welfare’, The Canberra Times, 6 August 2016.

‘Cutting red tape that binds mining’, The Courier-Mail, 3 August 2016.

‘Is red tape our biggest burden? Why the Productivity Commission is on the money’, Queensland Country Life, 27 July 2016.

‘Now not the time to retreat from health reform’, The Canberra Times, 22 July 2016.

‘Protectionists do Australia no favours’, The Canberra Times, 6 July 2016.

‘Digital economy offers wealth of opportunity’, The Canberra Times, 25 June 2016.

‘Wish fulfilment no way to fund schools’, The Canberra Times, 11 June 2016.

‘Open Borders: Economically Beneficial, Morally Virtuous’, ANZSFL Gold Standard, June 2016. (link)

‘Time to call compulsory super experiment off’, The Canberra Times, 28 May 2016.

‘The case for cutting company tax remains strong’, The Australian Financial Review, 19 May 2016.

‘National Disability Insurance Scheme a key culprit in Turnbull’s budget woes’, The Canberra Times, 14 May 2016.

‘Budget must lay out a strategic plan’, The Canberra Times, 2 May 2016.

‘Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal costs more than it saves’, Online Opinion, 18 April 2016.

‘Tax havens a sign of government mess’, The Canberra Times, 16 April 2016.

‘Culture of regulation must change before red tape wavers’, The Canberra Times, 2 April 2016.

‘Running the efficiency rule over defence spending’, The Canberra Times, 19 March 2016.

‘US voters need to be aware of Sanders’ false nostrums’, The Canberra Times, 1 March 2016.

‘Healthcare reforms a better response to soaring costs than tax hikes’, The Canberra Times, 20 February 2016.

‘We can’t tax our way to equality’, The Canberra Times, 6 February 2016.

‘Agility the best way to beat stagnation’, The Canberra Times, 23 January 2016..

‘Feminism and liberty’s emancipation sequence’, Cato Institute, libertarianism.org, 15 January 2016.

‘Welfare experiment may have applications in Australia’, The Canberra Times, 8 January 2016.

ʻGloomy headlines shroud positive realityʼ, The Canberra Times, 25 December 2015.

‘Death taxes punish the livingʼ, The Canberra Times, 11 December 2015.

ʻKeep our liberty to defeat terrorismʼ, The Canberra Times, 28 November 2015.

ʻLoosening Chinaʼs infamous one‑child policy unlikely to fix gender imbalanceʼ, The Canberra Times, 14 November 2015.

‘Hands‑off approach the best way to foster innovation’, The Canberra Times, 31 October 2015.

‘Globally, extreme poverty closer to becoming history’, The Canberra Times, 17 October 2015.

‘Pharmaceutical sector in need of bracing reform’, The Canberra Times, 3 October 2015.

‘Occupational licensing hinders job creation and economic growth’, The Canberra Times, 18 September 2015.

ʻFreedom personified: The lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelleyʼ, Cato Institute, libertarianism.org, 14 September 2015.

ʻFiscally punishing non‑government schools not a smart moveʼ, The Canberra Times, 5 September 2015.

ʻObamaʼs Econ Advisers: Occupational Licensing Is A Disasterʼ, Foundation of Economic Education, Anything Peaceful blog site, 2 September 2015.

‘More work needed after China free trade deal’, The Canberra Times, 22 August 2015.

ʻRelax our borders, reap the benefits ‑ and help millions who want a better lifeʼ, The Canberra Times, 8 August 2015.

‘Libertarian feminism as a bifocal (analytical) lens’, Cato Institute, libertarianism.org, 6 August 2015.

ʻRegulatory thicket exacts a high priceʼ, The Canberra Times, 25 July 2015.

‘Distance no safeguard from Greek contagion’, The Canberra Times, 11 July 2015.

‘Government debt is a serious problem right now, not a challenge to be left for later’, The Canberra Times, 7 July 2015.

ʻWhen tax reform turns to tax grabʼ, The Canberra Times, 27 June 2015.

‘Why Australia’s economic growth matters for all Australians’, The Canberra Times, 13 June 2015.

ʻSkewed policy ensures size matters in small business sectorʼ, The Canberra Times, 30 May 2015.

ʻNo good comes of taxing the richʼ, The Canberra Times, 16 May 2015.

ʻThe Condition of Transgender Women: Libertarian Perspectivesʼ, Cato Institute, libertarianism.org, 12 May 2015.

ʻAbbott government at the budget crossroadʼ, The Canberra Times, 2 May 2015.

ʻNew Zealandʼs ʻrock star economyʼ shows the wayʼ, The Canberra Times, 18 April 2015.

ʻTax burden would shrink with smaller governmentʼ, The Canberra Times, 4 April 2015.

ʻHousehold Production: A Libertarian Feminist Perspectiveʼ, Cato Institute, libertarianism.org, 26 March 2015.

ʻSimplicity in government a worthy goalʼ, The Canberra Times, 21 March 2015.

ʻPay gap due to womenʼs choices, not gender biasʼ, The Age, 8 March 2015.

ʻSuper reforms: Fact and fictionʼ, The Canberra Times, 7 March 2015.

ʻSub decision should be divorced from industry policyʼ, The Canberra Times, 22 February 2015.

ʻGender Hierarchy during the Progressive Era: Thoughts and Practicesʼ, Cato Institute, libertarianism.org, 11 February 2015.

ʻTime for discriminatory minimum wage to be abolishedʼ, The Canberra Times, 7 February 2015.

ʻThe answer to homelessness is more homesʼ, IPA Review, February 2015.

ʻLowering GST threshold on imports would deprive consumersʼ, The Canberra Times, 24 January 2015.

ʻDo not fear the rise of the machinesʼ, The Canberra Times, 18 January 2015.

ʻThe Great Enrichment, Network Theory, and the Economic Liberation of Womenʼ, Cato Institute, libertarianism.org, 31 December 2014.

‘The world needs more internet freedom, not less’, The Canberra Times, 27 December 2014.

ʻNeed for grand reform is pressing as Australians face income recessionʼ, The Canberra Times, 15 December 2014.

ʻLiberalising land regulations would open new frontiersʼ, The Canberra Times, 28 November 2014.

ʻThe False Feminist Economics Methodenstreit: Competition versus Cooperationʼ, Cato Institute, libertarianism.org, 18 November 2014.

ʻCost‑benefit analysis puts corporate tax avoidance in perspectiveʼ, The Canberra Times, 17 November 2014.

ʻRent seeking theorist lifted lid on bureaucratic gamesʼ, The Australian Financial Review, 6 November 2014.

ʻNo to increasing the GSTʼ, On Line Opinion, 3 November 2014.

ʻLetʼs cast off the shackles of inequalityʼ, The Canberra Times, 1 November 2014.

ʻANU divestment a failure of ethicsʼ, The Canberra Times, 18 October 2014.

ʻPoliticians must deliver on competition policy reformsʼ, The Canberra Times, 4 October 2014.

ʻAustraliaʼs Great Health Enrichmentʼ, IPA Review, October 2014.

ʻMetadata and the subversion of privacyʼ, The Canberra Times, 20 September 2014.

ʻPublic spending cuts: Objection must be overcomeʼ, The Canberra Times, 6 September 2014.

ʻThe problem with green corporate welfareʼ, The Canberra Times, 23 August 2014.

ʻHeavy‑handed welfare state attacks the most vulnerableʼ, The Canberra Times, 9 August 2014.

ʻLight rail project an example of political imperative trumping economic policyʼ, The Canberra Times, 28 July 2014.

ʻIraq: Why we must not go backʼ, The Canberra Times, 12 July 2014.

ʻAustralia Post, letʼs free it upʼ, The Canberra Times, 29 June 2014.

ʻLaverne Coxʼs Time cover should start a broader debate about trans rightsʼ, The Guardian (Australia edition), 19 June 2014.

ʻThe fiscal illusion of inexpensive governmentʼ, The Canberra Times, 15 June 2014.

ʻGovernment regulators being outflanked by technologyʼ, The Canberra Times, 31 May 2014.

ʻIs libertarianism the best friend of queer communities?ʼ, The Guardian (Australia edition), 24 May 2014.

ʻMinimum wage is anti‑jobs and should be abolishedʼ, The Canberra Times, 17 May 2014.

ʻThe panel: Thomas Pikettyʼs Capitalʼ, The Guardian (Australia edition), 1 May 2014.

ʻIs Gen Y getting a raw budget deal?ʼ, The Canberra Times, 29 April 2014.

ʻThe case for privatising marriageʼ, The Guardian (Australia edition), 25 April.

ʻAttack on tobacco availability in ACT is wrong and sure to failʼ, The Canberra Times, 19 April 2014.

ʻThe ABC should share the burden of spending cutsʼ, The Canberra Times, 16 April 2014.

ʻRevenue lobbyists should leave GST aloneʼ, The Drum, 11 April 2014.

ʻThe dangers of collectivism havenʼt passedʼ, The Drum, 12 March 2014.

ʻGender reporting is a red‑tape nuisanceʼ, The Australian, 26 February 2014.

ʻItʼs not just the rich who benefit from free marketsʼ, The Drum, 24 January 2014.

ʻBigger! Better! Cheaper! Life under Capitalismʼ, IPA Review, January 2014.

ʻCampbell Newman must get the privatisation message rightʼ, Brisbane Times, 15 January 2014.

ʻWould an ʻunconditional basic wageʼ work?ʼ, On Line Opinion, 3 December 2013.

ʻPolicy failure led to lossʼ, On Line Opinion, 19 November 2013.

ʻLego PMs must be diligent in making choicesʼ, The Canberra Times, 9 October 2013.

ʻNew Senate might reformʼ, The Australian, 11 September 2013.

ʻBig government leaves a big billʼ, The Australian, 9 August 2013.

ʻThe lessons for Australia from Detroitʼs painful declineʼ, The Drum, 24 July 2013.

ʻNo wonder Rudd looks overseas for economic comparisonsʼ, The Drum, 11 July 2013.

ʻDebt shuffling puts us in dangerʼ, The Canberra Times, 8 July 2013.

ʻWhat is Ruddʼs real position on economic reformʼ, On Line Opinion, 1 July 2013.

ʻShould government be included in the national accounts?ʼ, Policy, July 2013.

ʻBig implications in council voteʼ, The West Australian, 11 June 2013.

ʻTax competition? Bring it onʼ, The Drum, 6 June 2013.

ʻRavenous monsters of the deep have wokenʼ, The Canberra Times, 3 June 2013.

ʻDefining investment in the federal budgetʼ, The Drum, 20 May 2013.

ʻFear taxpayers to take up disability levy slackʼ, The West Australian, 2 May 2013.

ʻThe last thing we need is an increase in taxesʼ, The Drum, 29 April 2013.

ʻHanging out each othersʼ washingʼ, On Line Opinion, 17 April 2013.

ʻInstead of the state, globalisation has witheredʼ, The Canberra Times, 16 April 2013.

ʻA tribute to James Buchananʼ, IPA Review, April 2013.

ʻBig debt means staying on same path too riskyʼ, The West Australian, 11 March 2013.

ʻHeavy tax burdens drag down economic performanceʼ, The Drum, 4 March 2013.

ʻSocial spending plans will be a hit, in the pocketʼ, The Canberra Times, 8 February 2013.

ʻCut leviathanʼs hunger for taxʼ, The Australian, 15 January 2013.

ʻThereʼs no excuse for lazy policies milking the mining cash cow dryʼ, The Australian, 2 January 2013.

ʻSoaking the rich wonʼt workʼ, The Canberra Times, 2 January 2013.

ʻThe state and its leading politicians are in something of an economic policy rut along with the rest of the countryʼ, The Adelaide Advertiser, 28 December 2012.

ʻThe 50,000‑plus staff draining our economyʼ, The Public Sector Informant, 6 November 2012.

ʻGood mail on privatisationʼ, On Line Opinion, 26 October 2012.

ʻThe end of money as we know itʼ, IPA Review, October 2012.

ʻShift balance from takers to makersʼ, The Canberra Times, 26 September 2012.

ʻStates shrink at culling bloated bureaucracyʼ, The Australian, 10 September 2012.

ʻNewman could do betterʼ, On Line Opinion, 31 August 2012.

ʻGonski report too narrowly focusedʼ, The Canberra Times, 22 August 2012.

ʻDonʼt hold breath for change in GSTʼ The Canberra Times, 25 July 2012.

ʻSmall government means better governanceʼ, The Drum, 23 July 2012.

ʻAusterity versus growthʼ, The Canberra Times, 11 June 2012.

ʻNudge nudge, wink wink, nanny soaks the poor to fatten the budgetʼ, The Australian, 1 May 2012.

ʻQueensland election result and fiscal policyʼ, On Line Opinion, 28 March 2012.

ʻFinding a focus for disability reform effortsʼ, The Canberra Times, 12 March 2012.

ʻWhoʼll drag us out of our heavy debt burden?ʼ, The Australian, 3 February 2012.

ʻStruggling welfare state in EU is a stark warningʼ, The Canberra Times, 12 December 2011.

ʻCorporate welfare looms as a major hurdleʼ, The Adelaide Advertiser, 9 December 2011.

ʻProfit is not a dirty word ‑ it keeps the system goingʼ, The Canberra Times, 23 November 2011.

ʻCutting the slack and saving the budgetʼ, On Line Opinion, 14 November 2011.

ʻPre‑commitment policy will punish all gamblersʼ, The Australian, 1 November 2011.

ʻOccupy must understand there is nothing fundamentally wrong with bankingʼ, On Line Opinion, 27 October 2011.

ʻRudd continues to struggle with economicsʼ, On Line Opinion, 13 October 2011.

ʻSummit must tackle commonwealth‑state powersʼ, The Canberra Times, 4 October 2011.

ʻIs the nostalgia surrounding the Button Plan misguided?ʼ, On Line Opinion, 23 September 2011.

ʻUnion tax plan a recipe that will weigh us downʼ, The Canberra Times, 1 September 2011.

ʻMake‑up solutions wear thinʼ, The Courier‑Mail, 25 August 2011.

ʻGillard government must chart new course on economic policyʼ, The Australian, 8 August 2011.

ʻBoon for the carbonocratsʼ, The Australian, 12 July 2011.

ʻGreen plan hurts our reputationʼ, The Courier‑Mail, 8 July 2011.

ʻGovernment bully girls are just as bad as bully boysʼ, The Punch, 16 June 2011.

ʻGovt gets it wrong on spendingʼ, The Canberra Times, 13 June 2011.

ʻTax me more, by all means, but make it a voluntary contributionʼ, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 June 2011.

ʻSimon Chapman is blowing smoke on smokingʼ, The Drum, 26 May 2011.

ʻWhat happened to the meat axe?ʼ, The Australian, 12 May 2011.

ʻFor budgets only smaller is tougherʼ, On Line Opinion, 10 May 2011.

ʻHey big spenders, look at Victoriaʼ, The Australian, 28 April 2011.

ʻNanny stateʼs thriving on tax harvested from smokersʼ, The Punch, 19 April 2011.

ʻThree wise men must end GST ʻgroundhog dayʼʼ, The Canberra Times, 5 April 2011.

ʻThe costs of climate of confusionʼ, The Courier‑Mail, 24 March 2011.

ʻProgressive intellectuals have poisoned the well for Laborʼ, On Line Opinion, 21 March 2011.

ʻLet markets decide on board seatsʼ, The Age, 9 March 2011.

ʻDissecting the Platypus Modelʼ, Policy, March 2011.

ʻGovernment squeezing ever tighterʼ, The Courier‑Mail, 24 February 2011.

ʻFederalismʼs stuck in a rutʼ, The Canberra Times, 13 February 2011.

ʻDropping the lureʼ, The Age, 11 February 2011.

‘A partial defence of GDP’, ABC The Drum Unleashed, 6 October 2010.

‘Sum of all fears for non‑government school system’, The Canberra Times, 21 September 2010.

‘Power struggle leaves mining tax in flux’, The Courier‑Mail, 23 August 2010.

‘A good time to cut the strings’, The Canberra Times, 2 July 2010.

‘States’ actions shape nation’s economic outcome’, The Australian Financial Review, 10 June 2010.

‘Two‑speed economy theory a walk on the dark side’, The Courier‑Mail, 8 June 2010.

‘The Santa Claus effect’, The Australian, 12 May 2010.

‘Shuffling hospital deckchairs’, The Canberra Times, 19 April 2010.

‘Financially green behind the ears’, Hobart Mercury, 5 March 2010.

‘In for a penny, in for a pound, and the splurge goes on’, The Canberra Times, 12 February 2010.

‘The wisdom of the ages’, The Courier‑Mail, 8 February 2010.

‘The maintenance of a corporate welfare state comes at a hefty long term price’, Adelaide Advertiser, 30 December 2009.

‘Populate and prosper’, The Australian, 23 December 2009.

‘Completely plucked and hissing loudly’, On Line Opinion, 11 December 2009.

‘10 years of Labor is a record of records; especially in spending’, The Age, 8 December 2009.

‘The perils of a fat tax’, The Punch, 27 November 2009.

‘Solution needed to taxing issue’, Hobart Mercury, 20 November 2009.

‘Damned decision’, ABC The Drum Unleashed, 17 November 2009.

‘Commonwealth rules tax roost over states’, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 October 2009.

‘The nanny state will nag you to death’, The Punch, 20 October 2009.

‘Fat pay packets for state public employees unsustainable’, The Australian, 19 October 2009.

‘What do we have to gain?’, The Courier‑Mail, 14 October 2009.

‘Dream policy not the right tool for the job’, The Age, 6 October 2009.

‘Recovery comes at a cost’, The Courier‑Mail, 23 September 2009.

‘No nudging, please’, The Australian, 18 August 2009.

‘The soprano state’, ABC The Drum Unleashed, 5 August 2009.

‘Sinking into debt’, IPA Review, August 2009.

‘A real education revolution will need vouchers’, IPA Review, August 2009.

‘Voucher system would be a real education revolution’, The Australian, 21 July 2009.

‘Time to cut cost of running government’, Hobart Mercury, 15 July 2009.

‘Pay freeze reward is more jobs’, The Age, 10 July 2009.

‘Stronger budget rules are needed’, The Canberra Times, 9 July 2009.

‘Blocking school results a pointless exercise’, ABC The Drum Unleashed, 3 July 2009.

‘Automotive welfare’, ABC The Drum Unleashed, 25 June 2009.

‘Budget built on a loose foundation of beach sand’, The Courier‑Mail, 18 June 2009.

‘Infrastructure spending unlikely to steer us out of doldrums’, ABC News Online, 18 June 2009.

‘Tassie in a sorry state of affairs’, Hobart Mercury, 13 June 2009.

‘Shine a light on spending’, The Canberra Times, 2 June 2009.

‘Borrowing big to fund promises’, The Age, 7 May 2009.

‘Monster of debt to come’, The Australian, 31 March 2009.

‘Tighten spending for future’, The Courier‑Mail, 18 March 2009.

‘Axe this millstone on employment’, The Australian, 12 March 2009.

‘Fiscal crunch means state must kick spending habit’, The Age, 10 March 2009.

‘Bailout Bonanza!’, IPA Review, March 2009.

‘Disappearing income exposes the state’s lack of planning’, The Courier‑Mail, 24 February 2009.

‘Slaves to Keynes saddle us with debt’, The Australian, 6 February 2009.

‘Rudd throws out the baby’, The Canberra Times, 4 February 2009.

‘In a state of dysfunction’, The Australian Financial Review, 14 January 2009.

‘Lower taxes encourage investment, expansion and employment’, The Canberra Times, 30 December 2008.

‘These are taxing times for NSW business’, Newcastle Herald, 30 December 2008.

‘Big business should be allowed to fail’, Adelaide Advertiser, 23 December 2008.

‘Merger could hit red‑tape turbulence’, The Australian Financial Review, 4 December 2008.

‘One failure doesn’t mean corporate child care can’t be as simple as ABC’, The Age, 2 December 2008.

‘Gains in restoring powers to states’, The Canberra Times, 27 November 2008.

‘Free choice the key to get more women on board’, The Courier‑Mail, 17 November 2008.

‘Billions lost as SA finances melt away’, Adelaide Advertiser, 28 October 2008.

‘Bartlett’s big spend may miss its mark’, Hobart Mercury, 17 October 2008.

‘Confidence tricks fail to secure our economic future’, ABC The Drum Unleashed, 16 October 2008.

‘Big bucks roll in poll quest’, The Canberra Times, 14 October 2008.

‘States need to lift their game’, The Australian, 9 October 2008.

‘Public service balloons in Qld’, The Courier‑Mail, 8 October 2008.

‘Choice matters: What needs to change to make schools competitive?’, Policy (Autumn) 2006.

‘The beauty of more choices’, On Line Opinion, 17 July 2006.

‘‘Parental Socialism’ Regulators tiptoe into the candy store’, IPA Review, July 2006.

‘The virtues of healthy choice and competition’, On Line Opinion, 29 March 2006.

‘Unravelling the red tape?’, On Line Opinion, 20 October 2005.

‘Cash is not a cure‑all for Queensland’s health woes’ (with Des Moore), The Courier‑Mail, 7 October 2005.

‘Schools to be held accountable’, On Line Opinion, 30 August 2005.

‘Families and educational freedom: The case for home‑schooling’, On Line Opinion, 21 April 2005.

‘Profit no longer a dirty word in education’, On Line Opinion, 29 March 2005.

‘Reforming indigenous school education: The charter school alternative’, On Line Opinion, 14 December 2004.

‘The politics of redistribution and envy’, On Line Opinion, 5 November 2004.

‘Public Choice Theory: An Introduction’, Policy, Autumn 1998.

Conferences, seminars and presentations

‘Freedom and Humanity’s Connective Structures’, Students for Liberty Victorian Regional Conference, July 2016. (link)

‘Introduction to individualist feminism’, Students for Liberty Victoria, May 2016.

‘Classical liberalism, sociology and the welfare state’, Monash University, April 2016.

‘How classical liberals (and libertarians) think about inequality’, Australia and New Zealand Students for Liberty Conference, July 2015.

‘Lifting up the poor: The Australian experience’, Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference, May 2015.

‘State government reform for libertarians’, Liberal Democratic Party of Australia (Victorian Division) campaign launch, November 2014.

‘Labour market reform and the welfare system’, The Conversation/Informa Australia ‘The Future of Welfare’ Conference, October 2014.

‘The Regulatory State: Diagnosing Problems, Framing Solutions’, Australia and New Zealand Students for Liberty Conference, July 2014.

‘Size of government’, Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance ‘Foundations of Liberty and Free Market Economics’ course, May 2014.

‘No magic pudding: The size of government and economic freedom in Australia’, Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference, May 2014.

‘Regulation’, Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance ‘Foundations of Liberty and Free Market Economics’ course, April 2014.

‘Australia’s Regulatory State: Definition, Measurement, Impact, Reform’, Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance/Young Liberal Party of Australia, March 2014.

‘Public sector growth in Australia’, Economic Society of Australia (Victorian Division), May 2013.

‘Responsibility and public policy’, Institute of Public Affairs ‘Risk, Regulation and Responsibility’ Symposium, February 2009.

‘Australia’s attractiveness as a destination for foreign capital’, Institute of Public Affairs ‘Australia’s Open Investment Future’ Symposium, December 2008.

‘The gendered Austrian economic agent goes to market’, Centre for Independent Studies Advanced Liberty & Society seminar, November 2008.

‘Localism in government service delivery: Implications for Australian federalism’, Menzies Research Centre Conference on Federalism, August 2008.

Unpublished manuscripts

Lower Taxes for a Better Australia, Submission to Tax White Paper Task Force. (link)

Shadow Audit: How to reduce government scope, and fix Australia’s budget emergency. (link)

Money without the state: Australia’s free banking experience, and reform prospects. (link)

South Australia: Review, Reform, Revitalise – Making South Australia the best place to live, work, and invest. (links: draft report and final report)