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The '''Centre for Independent Studies''' ('''CIS'''), founded in 1976, is an [[Australia
|Australian]] conservative and [[libertarian]] [[think tank]].
Founded in 1976 by Greg Lindsay, who currently holds the position of Executive Director of the centre, the CIS has risen to become a distinguished institute on the Australian political landscape. The centre's research program includes study in the fields of social, foreign and economic policy. The centre supports the [[logic
|logical]] conservative principle of small government.<ref>http://www.cis.org.au/about-cis</ref>
Michael Darling currently holds the position of Chairman of the CIS, having worked in this capacity since 2004.<ref>http://www.cis.org.au/about-cis/board-of-directors</ref>
Links==*[http://www.cis.org.au/ | CIS Homepage]
*[[List of conservative, neoconservative and libertarian think tanks]]
*[[Menzies Research Centre]] and [[Institute of Public Affairs]] - two other prominent Australian conservative think tanks.