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New report warns of resource bubble

MEDIA RELEASE | Hugh Tobin

A new report from Standard and Poor's global rating service has warned that current conditions in the commodity markets may represent an unsustainable bubble which is open to a sudden correction. Responding to the report Hugh Tobin, Director of...

Productivity commission shows Australia has high taxes on carbon emissions

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson and Alan Moran

PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION SHOWS AUSTRALIA HAS HIGH TAXES ON CARBON EMISSIONS "Australia is incurring more costs and bringing about a more CO2 abatement than any country outside of Europe. This is the result of the study into carbon emission policies...

Queensland the low tax state: the birth and death of an idea, and how to bring it back to life

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

Queensland the low tax state: the birth and death of an idea, and how to bring it back to life

Taxes on Queenslanders growing faster than in any other state

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

State government taxes are growing faster in Queensland than in any other state according to a new report launched today by the free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs. According to the report the tax take has grown in Queensland...

International warning to Australia on looming iron ore price threat

MEDIA RELEASE | Hugh Tobin

A new report this week from prestigious international journal The Economist has warned that Australia's current iron ore prices are at risk from competition with Brazil and Africa. Responding to the report Hugh Tobin, Director of the North...

Volume 63 Number 2

IPA REVIEW

James Paterson on Tim Flannery the climate prophet, Tom Switzer on the ALP's identity crisis, Julie Novak on the showdown in Wisconsin, Richard Allsop on taxi deregulation, Louise Staley on the nanny state, and much much more...

Taxi mess an old, stubborn failure of government

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

The complaints are endless. The taxi driver didn't know the way; the taxi driver did not speak English; the taxi was dirty; the fare was too high: and, if it was after the office Christmas party on a Friday night in December, there was no cab at...

Bourgeois Dignity

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Thanks in part to the intellec­tual emergence of a modern Malthusianism, much of the popular narrative on the hu­man condition, including in the West, is presented in highly pessimistic tones. As the argument goes, a fragile, rocky outpost...

Identity crisis

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tom Switzer

IPA Review, June 2011 These are dark days for the Australian Labor Party. Its consistently bad opinion polls-the party's primary vote hovers in the early 30s-is but one of the symptoms of its seemingly incurable malaise. Just under a year ago,...

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