Policy institutes study a wide range public policy issues and topics; publish position papers; conduct conferences on public policy topics; etc. Their web sites are often good sources of information and opinion on public issues. Some policy institutes are nonpartisan, particularly if they are associated with universities, but most have a particular point of view. Institutes in this category cover the full range of the political spectrum.
A classical liberal public policy institute, which supports a free enterprise economy and a free society under limited government.
Institute to protect and encourage the economic rights of individuals.
An organisation promoting private enterprise, economic reform, political reform, free market commercial activity, productive investment and the reduction of the role of government.
An institute promoting an understanding and appreciation of the free society and free enterprise. Hundreds of studies and articles available online.
Promotes discussion and produces distinctive research and fresh policy options for Australia’s international policy.
A Perth-based registered non-profit organisation promoting libertarianism.
Undertakes research into policy issues which will enhance the principles of liberty, free speech, competitive enterprise, limited government and democracy.
An independent think tank dedicated to develop and conduct research and policy analysis and to participate forcefully in public debates.
A conservative think tank dedicated to the principle of policy debate. It conducts more than 50 lectures, seminars and panel discussions each year.
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