Publications

RG Menzies Essays

Fit For Service: Meeting the demand of the Asian middle class by Andrew Bragg

Fit For Service: Meeting the demand of the Asian middle class by Andrew Bragg

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The MRC is pleased to offer the fifth R. G. Menzies Essay: Fit For Service: Meeting the demand of the Asian middle class by Andrew Bragg, Director of Policy & Research at the Menzies Research Centre. The monograph was launched by the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, on 8 February 2017. 

The Menzies Research Centre publishes the R G Menzies Essays – a series of timely contributions …

The Promise of Digital Government by Angus Taylor MP

The Promise of Digital Government by Angus Taylor MP

The MRC is pleased to offer the fourth R. G. Menzies Essay: The Promise of Digital Government: Transforming Public Services, Regulation, and Citizenship by Angus Taylor MP, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation.

The Menzies Research Centre publishes the R G Menzies Essays – a series of timely contributions to policy discussion by leading Australian and international thinkers.

Digital disruption has transformed the marketplace …

RG Menzies Essay: Game Plan

RG Menzies Essay: Game Plan

The Menzies Research Centre publishes the R G Menzies Essays – a series of timely contributions to policy discussion by leading Australian and international thinkers.

Launched by the Hon Stuart Robert MP in 2015, Assistant Minister for Defence, Game Plan: The Case for a New Australian Grand Strategy by Professor Ross Babbage is the third R G Menzies Essay publication. Former defence official and Managing Director of Strategy International Professor …

Books

The Forgotten People - R G Menzies (75th Anniversary Edition)

The Forgotten People - R G Menzies (75th Anniversary Edition)

Who were the people on whom the nation’s future would depend? Not the rich,  the powerful or unionised labour. They were ‘the great sober and dynamic middle class - the strivers, the planners, the ambitious ones.’ These were Menzies’ Forgotten People.

THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE

BY RT HON R G MENZIES

75th Anniversary Edition - First Published in 1943

Published by Jeparit Press: An imprint of Connor Court Publishing in association with the Menzies …

2016 NEW BOOK: Menzies: The Shaping of Modern Australia

2016 NEW BOOK: Menzies: The Shaping of Modern Australia

The Menzies Research Centre launches in April 2016 an illuminating new book Menzies: The Shaping of Modern Australia.

Menzies: the Shaping of Modern Australia is the first volume in the Menzies Research Centre’s Living Legacy collection and includes contributions by David Kemp, Anne Henderson, John Howard, Margaret Fitzherbert, Peter Edwards, Henry Ergas, J. J. Pincus, Mikayla Novak, and Anne Twomey.

“I am not a believer in …

Papers and other publications

Gender and politics report: 2017 Update

Gender and politics report: 2017 Update

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Gender and politics: 2017 Update  is an update to the original Gender and Politics report released in 2015.

It attempts to provide empirical evidence of the extent and nature of the gender imbalance in politics, discuss its consequences and construct an intellectual and philosophical framework to address the disparity based on Liberal principles.

This paper draws from the Menzies Research Centre's Gender …

Oceans of Opportunity: How labour mobility can help Australia and its neighbours

Oceans of Opportunity: How labour mobility can help Australia and its neighbours

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Oceans of Opportunity: How labour mobility can help Australia and its neighbours examines ways of freeing up the Pacific labour market in a way that would be of great benefit to Australia and our Pacific neighbours.

The Menzies Research Centre was delighted to have the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, launch the report at Parliament House, Canberra on 1 March 2017. Click here to …

Damn lies and statistics: The demonisation of the alcohol industry

Damn lies and statistics: The demonisation of the alcohol industry

Anti-alcohol campaigners have wildly exaggerated the cost of social damage caused by alcohol to justify punitive taxes and stricter regulation. In fact, the widely circulated claim that alcohol costs the community $36 billion a year appears to have no basis in fact. Such wowsernomics, which are subjective rather than scientific, are no foundation on which to base good public policy. 

In an independent review of the industry (commissioned by the MRC), …

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