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Pope Francis' climate change encyclical not binding on Catholics

MEDIA RELEASE | Father James Grant

Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change should not be treated as official Catholic doctrine binding on all Catholics, but rather a personal position of the Pope, according to Father James Grant, Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public...

IPA launches Magna Carta: The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

The Institute of Public Affairs is delighted to announce the launch of Magna Carta: The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty on the day of its 800th anniversary. In this accessible and engaging book, IPA Senior Fellow Chris Berg and Executive Director...

Closing coal-fired power stations will raise electricity prices

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Today's news of the permanent closure of Alinta Energy's two coal-fired power stations in South Australia's Port Augusta region will contribute to future electricity price rises around the country, according to the IPA's Director of Energy and...

Submission to Treasury consultation into exposure draft of Tax Laws Amendment

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

The Tax Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity Multinational Anti-avoidance Law) Bill 2015 exposure draft represents an important and concerning watershed in the practice of Australian corporate tax governance. The draft bill would base the...

Net neutrality is techno socialism

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

Net neutrality is a grab-bag of cartoonish anti-corporate populism. The introduction of net neutrality rules by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in late February is a threat to the freedom of the internet and its capacity for...

American Sniper

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Bolt

A boy stumbles towards a group of US marines. Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper) watches him from above. The boy is holding something in a cloth, but Kyle cannot see what it is. The cloth comes loose momentarily and Kyle sees the boy's grenade....

Submission to the Legislative Council Inquiry into the Public Health Amendment

SUBMISSION | Morgan Begg

Establishing by statute a ‘tobacco-free generation' is effectively prohibition by stealth, which will separate Tasmanians into two separate classes. Prohibition is ineffective as it strengthens the illicit tobacco market, which has been...

Classical Liberalism in Australian Economics

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg

Classical liberalism, the tradition of free markets and individual liberty, has an outsider status in the Australian economics profession. This paper surveys the origin of Australian classical liberal economics in the nineteenth century, its sharp...

Renewable energy target should be abolished: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Rather than being reduced, the Renewable Energy Target (RET) should be abolished entirely, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "While the deal between the Federal Government and Opposition to reduce the Renewable...

Victorian renewable energy target move unwelcome: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Rather than being amended, enhanced or trimmed, the Renewable Energy Target (RET) should be abolished entirely, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The Victorian Government's announcement today that it will lobby...

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