Recent publications

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ABC TV News and the 1998 Waterfront Dispute: Reporting or Barracking?

IPA BACKGROUNDER | Michael Warby

In 1998, the ABC’s coverage of the MUA/Patrick waterfront dispute—the most contentious political issue of the year—led to allegations of bias, most notably by Senator Richard Alston, the...

Volume 51 Number 1

IPA REVIEW

Tasmania's Green Disease, Anglicans and Education Unions, The Truth About the Queensland State Election, Xena-phobia, Knowing Our Place in the World and much more....

Clough Lecture 1998: Renewing the Miracle: Economic Development in Asia

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Deepak Lal

The Harold Clough Lecture for 1998. The lecture is available in PDF here - Renewing the Miracle: Economic Development and Asia.

Regulatory Pricing and Access Issues

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

The issues for Victoria and Australia are: * the structure and powers of the regulatory agencies * the services to be regulated * the standards that should be regulated * the "just" price for the regulated services * ensuring information is...

Privatising Victoria's Electricity Distribution

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

In October 1994 the Victorian industry was restructured. Five DB's were created and Generation Victoria disaggregated down to four individual base load power stations (including Loy Yang B then under construction), one portfolio of hydro plant and...

The Economic and Market Benefits of By-Pass

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

Over the longer term, successful economic performance requires market competition with established property rights.

Can Coal Continue as the Primary Power Generation Source?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

Coal supplies over one quarter of the worldÕs primary energy, and over 46 per cent of that of Australia. Although oil is a more significant energy source worldwide, consumption of it and gas are less important to Australia.

February 1999

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From the Executive Director - Business Tax Review: Tinkering with a Broken System

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mike Nahan

The business tax system has serious weaknesses. The hard question is: how can we fix them?

Knowing Our Place in the World

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Michael Backman

Part of being Australian means under-emphasizing who we are and down-playing our achievements. But every now and again it is useful to take stock and remind ourselves of our true place in the world.

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