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Victorian Election Kills Carbon Tax

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

  The prospects of Australia having a carbon tax are now virtually zero following the Victorian state election according to John Roskam, the executive director of the free market think tank, Institute of Public Affairs. 'Rising electricity...

Cato's letter 1: The grand old paradigm

OCCASIONAL PAPER | John Hyde

  The Global Financial Crisis-first the US housing bubble, then the failure of investors to understand the instruments they bought, and then many authorities in many counties insuring that private investors did not bear the consequences of...

Has Australian Democracy Become Too Conservative?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg

Has Australian Democracy Become Too Conservative? A speech given at the ACCESS Annual Debate, 15 November 2010 If Australian democracy is getting too conservative what does that mean? In a speech just before her death, the radical freedom novelist...

Turning up the heat on climate change alarmists

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam

In February this year, Penny Wong, the then climate change minister said: ‘Globally, 14 of the 15 warmest years on record occurred between 1995 and 2009' and she argued that the Bureau of Meteorology had concluded that ‘2009 was the...

Volume 62 Number 4

IPA REVIEW

Alan Anderson on why we love Mad Men, Tom Switzer on the rise of the Tea Party, Maurice O'Shannassy on the Global Financial Crisis, Michael Brennan on fixed terms for governments, Glenn Milne on governing by Newspoll, and much much more...

The rise and rise of the Tea Party

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tom Switzer

When Barack Obama won the White House and his Democratic Party increased its majorities in both houses of Congress in 2008, the conventional wisdom pointed to a political realignment in the United States. Conservatism, which had shaped much of...

From the garden of eden to Mad Max

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew McIntyre

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Scrutiny of New Taxes: Minerals Taxes & Carbon Taxes

SUBMISSION | Alan Moran

Voluntary voting

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

Research conducted by Newspoll for the Institute of Public Affairs indicates that there is only moderate community support for a change to voluntary voting, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be seriously considered. The poll, which was conducted...

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