Recent publications

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ICAC should be abolished

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) should be abolished, according to Simon Breheny, Director of the Legal Rights Project at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. In an opinion article in today's edition of The...

Submission to the Acting Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

This submission has been drafted in response to an invitation to the Institute of Public Affairs to make a submission to the Acting Independent National Security Legislation Monitor's Inquiry into section 35P of the ASIO Act. Our submission...

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2005 is an internet censorship bill. It creates a new and potentially dangerous power for courts to censor websites. This power is not proportional to the harm it is intended to...

Federal-State relations reform shouldn't be about raising tax levels

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Peter Hendy

In the United States they say that the states are the ‘laboratories of democracy'. What they mean is that a federal system, made up of a separate national government and numerous regional (state) governments, provides the opportunity for...

Melbourne launch of Mrs Gina Rinehart's new book From Red Tape to Red Carpet... and then some - 10 April 2015

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The Case Against Tax Reform

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Geoffrey Brennan

This republication of Professor Geoffrey Brennan's seminal work The Case Against Tax Reform has come at a crucial time in Australia's political history.  In 2015, discussion of tax reform fills the policy air. This is no better...

The only real reform is tax cuts: paper

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Unless tax reform delivers a reduction in the tax burden, the government should not reform the tax system, according to a seminal paper by an influential economist republished today by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs....

'Google tax' will damage Australia's investment reputation

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

"The government's proposed ‘Google tax' is nothing more than a tax grab and will damage Australia's investment reputation," says Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs. Treasurer Joe Hockey announced yesterday that...

Tax reform must deliver tax cuts: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The government's Tax Discussion Paper released today fails to address the need to reduce the size of government in Australia, says the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Australia does not need new or higher taxes. The Abbott...

Government must urgently reduce costs and burdens on business

MEDIA RELEASE | Hugh Tobin

As commodity prices continue to fall the government must urgently act by cutting expenses and compliance burdens on business, according to the Institute of Public Affairs. "It has been revealed that Hancock Prospecting had to comply with over...

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