Recent publications

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A review of the scientific evidence underlying the imposition of a carbon tax or ETS in Australia

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

On 1 July 2012 the Australian Government's comprehensive carbon tax was levied on those businesses that produce more than 25 Mt annually of greenhouse gas emissions. The evidence justifying the need for such a tax is examined using...

Submission on Australia's Post-2020 Emissions Reduction Target

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

For the last twenty years atmospheric methane concentrations have been subject to natural variability that is a consequence of El Nino events. Thus there is no reason to regulate methane emissions when changes in atmospheric methane...

Submission regarding Australia's post-2020 emissions reduction target

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

A new view on climate change involving the relevance of behavioural economics, psychology, behavourial economists and climate change.

Pope Francis' climate change encyclical not binding on Catholics

MEDIA RELEASE | Father James Grant

Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change should not be treated as official Catholic doctrine binding on all Catholics, but rather a personal position of the Pope, according to Father James Grant, Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public...

Taking Melbournes Temperature

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

The Melbourne temperature record is one of the "long time" instrumental records of Australian temperature. It starts in 1855 and continues to the present day. Originally measurements were made in the Flagstaff Gardens. Then when the Melbourne...

Taking Australias Temperature

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology provides two Australia wide temperature data sets that are the results of extensive adjustments.

200m UN Climate Fund Handout a Mistake - IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

"The Abbott government should urgently reconsider its decision to hand over $200 million of taxpayers' money to the United Nations Green Climate Fund," says James Paterson, Deputy Executive Director at free market think tank the Institute of...

Submission to the Renewable Energy Target Review Panel

SUBMISSION | Alan Moran

Submission

Poll: Aussies won't pay for climate schemes

MEDIA RELEASE | Alan Moran

A new poll conducted for the Institute of Public Affairs by Galaxy Research shows an increasing number of Australians are unwilling to pay to fight global warming. The poll also shows a stable attitude towards the science of climate change. 1,059...

The heavy cost of renewable energy requirements

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

The carbon tax was the tombstone of the ALP's 2013 election policy platform. But it is only one of a family of measures providing nutrition for the crusade by numerous scientists, officials, university lecturers and renewable energy installers...

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