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Victoria looking ahead: Policy priorities for the Victorian government

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Julie Novak

The election of the new government in Victoria in November 2010 provides an opportunity to embark on a reform agenda to improve living standards and quality of life for Victorian people.

Submission to the Senate inquiry into Competition within the Australian Banking Sector

SUBMISSION | Sinclair Davidson

Victorian Election Kills Carbon Tax

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

  The prospects of Australia having a carbon tax are now virtually zero following the Victorian state election according to John Roskam, the executive director of the free market think tank, Institute of Public Affairs. 'Rising electricity...

The rise and rise of the Tea Party

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tom Switzer

When Barack Obama won the White House and his Democratic Party increased its majorities in both houses of Congress in 2008, the conventional wisdom pointed to a political realignment in the United States. Conservatism, which had shaped much of...

Newspoll findings show support for electoral reform

MEDIA RELEASE | Tony Barry

A Newspoll survey commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs has found that Australians have an appetite for substantial electoral reform. "The so?called ‘new paradigm' is an opportunity for our national leaders to embrace substantive...

The post-hope Prime Minister

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tony Barry

President Obama and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd both catapulted to power principally by harnessing the politics of hope. But, as recent events have shown, in politics, hope can turn to hopeless pretty quickly. Politicians who try to tap into...

Inside the hermit kingdom

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

Sometimes it's the simplest things that cause the most brilliant epiphanies. Think Newton and the apple. Despite a lifetime of propaganda and indoctrination, for many North Koreans their view of the world can change almost overnight. For one...

Green Excuses: Collusion to promote protectionism?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

The trade of forestry products on international markets is becoming increasingly controversial. For years environmental groups have been claiming that there is mass deforestation and illegal logging occurring in the developing world to create...

These people are in charge

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew Norton

Kevin Rudd never tires of talking about ‘working families'. But like John Howard's frequently expressed support for families, this is not spin. Both major political parties give families with dependent children an extraordinary amount of...

An opportunity to hit ‘Control + Alt + Delete’ on Government policies

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

The Institute of Public Affairs hopes that in changing leadership the Labor Party has effectively hit ‘Control + Alt + Delete' on important policies and issues that were mishandled by her predecessor, according to John Roskam, Executive...

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