Recent publications

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The Terminal Decline of Australian Trade Union Membership

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Murray Cranston

Despite relatively benign conditions for growth, trade union members have done the opposite- and the trend appears to be terminal.

The Topsy-Turvy World of Higher Education Politics

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew Norton

Why are interest groups in tertiary education so implacably opposed to policies which are directly in their members' interests?

Volume 52 Number 4

IPA REVIEW

Gary Johns on the 'Good Reputation Index'; Jeremy Rabkin examines some of the politics peculiar to Australia; Commercializing major roads; Costing greenhouse; the politics of higher education; trade union decline; grain monopolies; book reviews...

NGO Way To Go

IPA BACKGROUNDER | Gary Johns

If NGO activism is to take its place within democratic society, it presumably has to be accountable for its actions. How this is to be achieved, and the nature of the relationship between government and civil society as represented by NGOs, is the...

Fit For the West: The Western Australian Approach to Labour Market Regulation

IPA BACKGROUNDER | Michael Warby

Given the importance of export markets—particularly for the capital-intensive mining industry—to the Western Australian economy, its labour market regulation needs to suit its export-focused economy.

Telecommunications in Regional and Remote Australia

IPA BACKGROUNDER

In October of this year, the Telecommunications Service Inquiry report into service levels in the bush was released. The headlines flowing from this report were primarily to do with the implications for the full privatization of Telstra. The...

September 2000

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Clough Lecture 1999: Private Conservation

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Michael De Alessi

Despite what one tends to read or hear, the gains in environmental quality around the world in the last few decades have been astounding. People are living longer, the air is getting cleaner, and agriculture is getting more productive, freeing up...

Datacasting: The Bush and the Old Lose Out

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jim Hoggett

The Federal Government's datacasting legislation has denied cheap, user-friendly Internet access to two important groups in Australia.

The Role of Dry Philosophy

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Hyde

It may not offer a vision splendid, but there's no denying the power of liberalism as a philosphy.

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