Tag Archives: Property rights

History: celebrations and displacement

Like every other nation, the history of Australia is complex. While there is much to celebrate about this nation that almost 22 million of us call home, there is also many things in our history that are quite appalling. I … Continue reading

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Homelands and Land Rights

Recently, the Papua New Guinea parliament replaced its Prime Minister. For those with an interest in the Pacific nation, such changes seem far too regular. What caught many of us by surprise, however, was an announcement by the Minister for … Continue reading

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Sustainability before profits

Last week in Papua New Guinea (PNG), an important court case came to a conclusion which most of us in Australia did not hear about. It was based around an application for an injunction to stop mining waste disposal in … Continue reading

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Patents and intellectual property rights

In economic theory, patents are seen to be an important dimension of encouraging new research breakthroughs. Though this is often correct, in an article published here I explain how patents don’t always encourage research and innovation – and in fact, … Continue reading

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