Recent publications

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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...

Private order

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen

Libertarians hail the wonders of ‘private governance'-the idea that left to their own devices, free people will organise themselves without needing the coercive power of the state. To others, however, this libertarian view is akin to riding...

IPA welcomes inquiry on free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

The Institute of Public Affairs today welcomed the announcement of a parliamentary inquiry by the human rights committee into section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and curbs on freedom of speech in Australia. "This would help break the...

A Licence to Nanny

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Evan Mulholland

In July 2016, the New South Wales government announced a ban on greyhound racing and subsequently sought to shut down the entire industry. When making the decision, Premier Mike Baird said ‘a sport which utilises animals cannot operate...

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