Recent publications

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The Tragedy of Planning: Losing the Great Australian Dream

BOOK | Alan Moran

A house provides us with a place of rest, a place for our possessions, and a place to raise our families. Not only this, but a house is often the largest investment we make during our lifetime. However housing is becoming unaffordable for more and...

Public transport debates: more substance, less gimmicks

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Planning restraints: A plague on wealth and the democratic process

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

Economic planning is a term as archaic as phrases such as 'peoples' democracy' or 'proletarian justice'. Yet urban planning-and land planning generally-is flourishing and dominates the evolving structure of cities.

Heritage through property

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

Life in the Farce Lane: The steady creep of regulatory burdens

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Nicholas Gruen

Politicians fear large scandals, not minute inconveniences. Yet regulation is built up from minutae.

Reducing Red Tape in New South Wales

SUBMISSION | Alan Moran

IPA submission to IPART investigation into the burden of regulation in NSW and improving regulatory efficiency. Though NSW has not been the Australian jurisdiction with the fastest increase in regulatory burden, governments in the State have...

Cutting Red Tape in Victoria's Planning Processes

SUBMISSION

Over recent years, planning in Australia and many other countries has assumed a greatly enlarged role in determining the use of land. This is a regrettable outcome and one that imposes huge economic costs onto the community, as well as undermining...

Presuming Employer Guilt: The damaging state of work safety and compensation laws in Australia

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Ken Phillips

In a major report the IPA has called for the urgent development of nationally consist OHS laws. In this context NSW OHS laws must be repealed.

Reducing Red Tape in Australia

SUBMISSION

Individuals should be free to truck, trade and barter. Over two hundred years ago, these insights founded on the bedrock of individual property rights and the 'liberty' of the individual from arbitrary actions of government were assessed as the...

Impact and Outcome of Regulation on the Economy

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg, Jennifer Marohasy, Alan Moran, Jim Hoggett and Michael Warby

There is an understandable tendency for people to dismiss 'regulation' as a boring topic for economists. But the effects, for good and ill, of regulation pervade everyday life. Regulation profoundly affects what you can and cannot buy, how much...

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