Recent publications

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Fracking and Gas Ban a Serious Backward Step

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The introduction today of legislation to ban the exploration and development of unconventional gas and an extension of the moratorium on conventional gas is a serious backward step, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public...

Frequently asked questions about Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

Question:  What was Section 18C intended to do? Answer: On 15 November 1994 in his Second Reading speech to the Racial Hatred Bill 1994 (which introduced Section 18C) the then Attorney-General, Mr Lavarch said: "The Racial Hatred Bill is...

Australia must now follow the United States and cut red tape

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

"Australia must follow President-Elect Donald Trump's plan to cut red tape otherwise we will be rendered uncompetitive and unable to attract global investment," said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free-market think tank, the Institute of...

Passage of registered organisations bill warmly welcomed

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The passage through Parliament of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Bill in the early hours of this morning has been warmly welcomed by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Australia's workplace relations laws should...

Throttling Superannuation

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Brett Hogan

On 3 May 2016, in his first budget as Treasurer, Scott Morrison took the nation by surprise when he announced significant changes to the taxation and regulatory treatment of superannuation. Now both the Coalition and the Labor Party are treating...

Submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Australian Government Superannuation Imposition Bill

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

Almost a quarter of a century after the introduction of compulsory superannuation, four out of five Australians do not have enough savings to fully fund their retirement. Yet rather than identify new ways to encourage all Australians to put more...

Coal-Fired Power Stations Have a Future

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Coal-fired power stations have an important future in Australia, provided that politicians create the right regulatory environment, according to a submission to a Senate Inquiry released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public...

Submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Committee - Ensuring a future for Australian coal fired power stations

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

Electricity systems exist to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to consumers and to businesses. The role of government should only be to support competition and private sector innovation in energy markets. When the production of...

Ensuring a future for Australian coal fired power stations

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Brett Hogan

Electricity systems exist to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to consumers and to businesses. The role of government should only be to support competition and private sector innovation in energy markets. When the production of...

New poll shows widespread support for free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

10 November 2016 NEW POLL SHOWS WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR FREE SPEECH New Galaxy Research polling commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs has found that 64 per cent of Australians oppose a newspaper cartoonist being investigated by the...

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