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Julie Novak

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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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Submission to the Fair Work Commission

SUBMISSION | Aaron Lane and Julie Novak

Annual Wage Review 2014

IPA releases new Australian freedom index: WA freest state; Tas least free


New research has found that Western Australia was the freest state for economic activities in 2011, while Tasmania was the least free state, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "In an Australian first, the IPA...

2014 IPA Economic Freedom Index Factsheet



2014 IPA Economic Freedom Index


Research Paper

Submission to Department of Industry

SUBMISSION | Julie Novak

Australian Government Economic Review of South Australia and Victoria

Related news

Attack on tobacco availability in ACT is wrong and sure to fail

Deregulation Unit and Nanny State | Julie Novak
Canberra Times 19th April, 2014

Recent proposals for tobacco control are another instance in a long line of paternalistic, yet futile, attempts by political elites to force their...

The ABC should share the burden of spending cuts

Economics & Deregulation | Julie Novak
Canberra Times 16th April, 2014

This year, pre-budget speculative fear and loathing is gripping the public sector more intensely than usual, as the Abbott government floats...

Revenue lobbyists should leave the GST alone

Economics & Deregulation | Julie Novak
The Drum 11th April, 2014

Australia should get its excessive spending under control without resorting to the tempting but unwarranted consumption tax grabs we have recently...

The dangers of collectivism haven't passed

Economics & Deregulation | Julie Novak
The Drum 12th March, 2014

Friedrich Hayek's warnings about the dangers of collectivism remain as relevant in 2014 as they did in 1944. This week, 70 years ago, Friedrich...

Gender reporting is a red-tape nuisance

Economics & Deregulation | Julie Novak
The Australian 26th February, 2014

Scrapping gender reporting laws will relieve businesses of unnecessary red tape without harming the ability of women to rise to the top of their...