Recent publications

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Andrews' policies put Vic surplus at risk: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The halving of the Victorian budget surplus reveals a worrying new deterioration in the state's financial management standards, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Fresh into its first term of office, the Andrews...

Taking Melbournes Temperature


The Melbourne temperature record is one of the "long time" instrumental records of Australian temperature. It starts in 1855 and continues to the present day. Originally measurements were made in the Flagstaff Gardens. Then when the Melbourne...

Taking Australias Temperature


The Australian Bureau of Meteorology provides two Australia wide temperature data sets that are the results of extensive adjustments.

Freedom Works

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Patrick Hannaford

There are certain political leaders who take on an almost mythical stature. Ronald Reagan is one such leader. For many free market advocates, Reagan has become synonymous with the ideas of individual freedom, economic prosperity, and American...

ICAC should be abolished

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) should be abolished, according to Simon Breheny, Director of the Legal Rights Project at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. In an opinion article in today's edition of The...

Submission to the Acting Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

This submission has been drafted in response to an invitation to the Institute of Public Affairs to make a submission to the Acting Independent National Security Legislation Monitor's Inquiry into section 35P of the ASIO Act. Our submission...

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015


The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2005 is an internet censorship bill. It creates a new and potentially dangerous power for courts to censor websites. This power is not proportional to the harm it is intended to...

Federal-State relations reform shouldn't be about raising tax levels


In the United States they say that the states are the ‘laboratories of democracy'. What they mean is that a federal system, made up of a separate national government and numerous regional (state) governments, provides the opportunity for...

Melbourne launch of Mrs Gina Rinehart's new book From Red Tape to Red Carpet... and then some - 10 April 2015


Click here to watch Mrs Gina Rinehart. 

The Case Against Tax Reform

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Geoffrey Brennan

This republication of Professor Geoffrey Brennan's seminal work The Case Against Tax Reform has come at a crucial time in Australia's political history.  In 2015, discussion of tax reform fills the policy air. This is no better...

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