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Income tax weighing down the Australian family budget

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

The federal government should not increase the Medicare Levy, since Australian households are already spending more of their incomes in income tax than on basic necessities. Adjusted for price inflation, income tax payments took away 13 per cent...

Regulate unions and employer bodies like corporations: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Australia's workplace relations laws should ensure that the duties imposed on unions and employer organisations and penalties for non-compliance are equal to those that apply to companies, according to Brett Hogan, Director of Energy and...

Submission to the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

From at least 1825, specific laws have existed to regulate trade unions, and since the passage of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904 (Clth), registered trade unions and employer organisations have enjoyed unique privileges under Australia's...

Medicare levy hike will worsen our tax burden: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Abbott government must explicitly rule out another increase to the Medicare Levy, which would entrench Australia as one of the highest taxing countries in the world, according to the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs....

Productivity commission does not go far enough on workplace relations

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The Productivity Commission's Draft Report on Australia's Workplace Relations Framework is an important first step on the path of workplace relations reform, but more needs to be done, according to Brett Hogan, Director of Energy and Innovation...

Oxfam report - Right problem, wrong solution

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Oxfam Australia's new report Powering Up Against Poverty correctly diagnoses the problem facing the developing world of a lack of access to the electricity grid but prescribes the wrong solution, according to Brett Hogan, Director of Energy and...

Share income tax, don't increase GST: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Rather than increasing the GST, Australia's political leaders should agree at their summit tomorrow to implement ‘The Hendy Plan' to share existing income tax revenues with the states, according to Brett Hogan, Director of Energy and...

Australia's universities do not teach Australia's British origins

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

Only 15 out of the 739 history subjects taught in Australian universities and tertiary institutions in 2014 covered British history, according to a new report from the Institute of Public Affairs. The full report, The End Of History...In...

Andrews, Baird wrong on tax: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Calls from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and NSW Premier Mike Baird to raise the tax burden on Australians should be ignored, according to Brett Hogan, Director of Energy and Innovation Policy at free market think tank the Institute of Public...

The end of history... in Australian universities

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg, Stephanie Forrest and Hannah Pandel

Undergraduate history degrees in Australia fail to teach fundamental aspects of Australia's history and how Australian liberal democracy came to be. Instead, they offer a range of disconnected subjects on narrow themes and issues focusing on...

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