Recent publications

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Rudd tax surge a disaster for working Australians: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Rudd government's Economic Statement, released today, reveals a raft of damaging tax hikes to bankroll a continuing spending splurge over the next few years, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. ‘The...

Addicted to debt

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Don Turkington

Underlying the explosion of public debt and emergence of unconventional monetary policies is the tendency of modern governments to spend more than they earn. Deficit spending, however, was not always the norm. Governments historically tended to...

The true costs of national debt

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Among the estimated 3.5 billion websites around the world, there is one that is almost guaranteed to keep adults lying awake at night and force horrified children to run for cover. It is the global public sector debt clock website maintained by...

STRANGE TIMES: Never fear, entrepreneurs - the government is here to help

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

Whilst browsing through the website of a prominent British magazine the other day, my eyes were drawn to an advertisement which loudly proclaimed, ‘New Government Support for Young Entrepreneurs'. ‘Oh terrific', I thought to myself,...

Consumer-driven competition and business models driving supermarket retail prices down by at least 5%

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

"Pressure from consumers to increase efficiencies, scale and competition are cutting supermarket retail prices by at least five per cent", said Tim Wilson, Director of the IP and Free Trade Unit at the free market Institute of Public Affairs...

Consumer-driven price cuts through scale

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

How consumers are driving business models to deliver lower prices and improve convenience and quality.

Ford closure proves car subsidies must end

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

"Ford's announced closures are a clear reminder Australians are being taken for a ride by multinational car companies and governments that pander to them, and it must end", said Tim Wilson, Director of the IP and Free Trade Unit at the free market...

Commonwealth reform negative value-adding components

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

Programs Identified with Negative Benefits

Failed Budget compounded by Baby Bonus trickery: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Gillard government proposal to abolish the Baby Bonus scheme in the 2012 13 Budget will be more than nullified by the ballooning welfare state, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. ‘Abolishing the Baby...

Australia's big government reaches record highs

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Analysis of historical trends of the size of commonwealth, state and local governments, released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, shows that current public sector size is among its highest point since World War II....

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