Recent publications

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Coastal shipping laws should be repealed

MEDIA RELEASE | Aaron Lane

Today the Institute of Public Affairs released an extensive report ‘Coastal Shipping Reform: Industry saviour or regulatory nightmare?' The report reviews the Australian coastal shipping trade, and in particular examines a suite of changes...

An unsustainable economic transformation: How Green groups are creating false foundations and restricting the Australian economy

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

An unsustainable economic transformation: How Green groups are creating false foundations and restricting the Australian economy. Released 7 November 2011.

An unsustainable economic transformation

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

An unsustainable economic transformation: How Green groups are creating false foundations and restricting the Australian economy. Released 7 November 2011.

Trading away competitiveness: green priorities influencing Australian trade policy

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Trading away competitiveness: green priorities influencing Australian trade policy

Trading away competitiveness

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

NEW REPORT: FREE TRADE CONSENSUS UNDERMINED BY GREEN GROUPS ‘With support from across the political aisle, Australia's trade policy is being distorted by green groups to achieve their backdoor political and environmental aims,' said Tim...

Governing in ignorance: Australian governments legislating, without understanding, intellectual property

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Monday, 26th of April 2010 is World Intellectual Property Day. Intellectual property is one of the most poorly understood areas of public policy, but also one of the most important to understand in a knowledge economy. Yet legislators regularly...

Plain packaging may require up to $3.4 billion taxpayer gift annually to big tobacco and film companies

MEDIA RELEASE

"Bad anti-intellectual property laws by State and Federal Parliaments could require taxpayers to gift up to $3.4 billion per year in compensation to film companies and big tobacco for the loss of their trademarks", Director of the IP and Free...

Costly, ineffectual and protectionist carbon tariffs

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson and Caitlin Brown

Many developed country governments are in the process of negotiating for the introduction of carbon price signals to incentivise business and consumers to reduce their carbon footprint. Individual European countries and the European Union already...

Government Decision Ensures Book Readers Will Pay up to 32 Per Cent More

MEDIA RELEASE

"Today's decision by the Rudd Government to keep parallel import restrictions on books will ensure consumers pay up to 32 per cent more than if they were scrapped," said Tim Wilson, Director of the Intellectual Property and Free Trade Unit at the...

Palming off livelihoods? The misguided campaign against palm oil

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Internationally environmental non-government organisations and activists are campaigning against industry and consumer use of palm oil. Their opposition to is driven by claims that it is unsustainable promotes deforestation and reduces orang-utan...

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