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Julie Novak

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Senior Fellow

Julie Novak is a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs. She has previously worked for Commonwealth and State public sector agencies, including the Commonwealth Treasury and Productivity Commission. Julie was also previously advisor to the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Her opinion pieces have been published in The Australian, Australian Financial Review, The Age, and the Courier Mail, on issues ranging from state public finances to social services reform.

Areas of expertise: Public finance, government administration and bureaucracy, education policy, health policy, welfare and social policy

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Minimum wage hike to cost 100,000 jobs: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak and Aaron Lane

"Today's minimum wage hike will continue to hurt low income households, young workers and the unemployed," said Aaron Lane, Research Fellow at the free market think thank the Institute of Public Affairs. Today an expert panel of the Fair Work...

Bureaucracy overload

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Julie Novak

State government employment since the GST reforms

States must restrain runaway bureaucracy costs: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

State and territory governments must get the costs of their own bureaucracies under control to help deliver longer term fiscal sustainability, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Since the GST reforms the trend...

Abbott government should not punish aspirational Australians: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

The Abbott government should not punish Australians earning more than $80,000 a year by increasing their income taxes, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The Coalition should be reducing government spending and...

Submission to the Fair Work Commission

SUBMISSION | Julie Novak and Aaron Lane

Annual Wage Review 2014

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The problem with green corporate welfare

Governance & Service Provision | Julie Novak
Canberra Times 23rd August, 2014

Efforts by opponents of the first Abbott budget to protect green corporate welfare measures undercuts their portrayal of government policies as...

Heavy-handed welfare state attacks the most vulnerable

Nanny State | Julie Novak
Canberra Times 9th August, 2014

The major risk of a growing welfare state is the threat of overzealous paternalism applied to welfare recipients. Curiously, a key Abbott...

Light rail project an example of political imperative trumping economic policy

Economics & Deregulation | Julie Novak
Canberra Times 28th July, 2014

The ACT government's decision to proceed with the Civic-Gungahlin light rail project is another example of base political imperative trumping sound...

Iraq: Why we must not go back

Ideas & Liberty | Julie Novak
Canberra Times 12th July, 2014

The heightened instability in Iraq arising from the ISIL insurgency should serve as a reminder of the failings of interventionist foreign policy...

Australia Post Let's free it up

Economics & Deregulation | Julie Novak
Canberra Times 29th June, 2014

Substantial reform of Australia Post is urgently required for it to most effectively manage the radical transformations unfolding within the postal...