Recent publications

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US surveillance scandal a warning against Gillard government data retention proposal

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The extraordinary surveillance program by the United States government revealed last week is a warning against the dangers of the Gillard government's proposed data retention laws," said Simon Breheny, director of the Legal Rights Project at free...

When Everything Was Going Wrong: Britain in the Seventies

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Almost everything in 1970s Britain seemed to be failing. Its industrial economy was in steep decline, crippled by strikes and excessive wage demands. Inflation peaked at over 30 per cent and unemployment reached its highest level since the War....

Constitutional recognition of local government: the real issues

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Ray Braithwaite

Referendum question 3

The case for voting

OCCASIONAL PAPER

Constitutional referendum: 1988

Ford closure proves car subsidies must end

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

"Ford's announced closures are a clear reminder Australians are being taken for a ride by multinational car companies and governments that pander to them, and it must end", said Tim Wilson, Director of the IP and Free Trade Unit at the free market...

Commonwealth reform negative value-adding components

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

Programs Identified with Negative Benefits

Referendum disaster for democracy in Australia: Institute of Public Affairs

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

The text of the Gillard government's referendum proposal confirms the worst held fears that Canberra is intent on controlling local government, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. ‘The proposed seemingly...

Failed Budget compounded by Baby Bonus trickery: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

The Gillard government proposal to abolish the Baby Bonus scheme in the 2012 13 Budget will be more than nullified by the ballooning welfare state, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. ‘Abolishing the Baby...

IPA: Canberra council grab a disaster for democracy and rates

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

"Constitutional recognition of local government will lead to a federal takeover of local laws, lead to rate increases, expansion of bad and petty laws and corrode Australian democracy," said Tim Wilson, policy director at free market think tank,...

Australia's big government reaches record highs

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

Analysis of historical trends of the size of commonwealth, state and local governments, released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, shows that current public sector size is among its highest point since World War II....

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