Recent publications

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IPA welcomes Senate Select Committee on red tape

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs welcomes Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm's establishment of a Senate Select Committee into Australia's red tape problem. "Red tape is Australia's most pressing economic challenge....

Fair work act entrenches union power over emergency services institutiions

MEDIA RELEASE | Gideon Rozner

The Fair Work Act must be reformed to stop the march of union power through our emergency services bodies, according to a research paper released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The paper, Code Red: Fair work and...

Code Red

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Aaron Lane and Gideon Rozner

While the Turnbull Government recently introduced legislation to the Parliament to prohibit EBA clauses that restrict an emergency management body's ability to manage volunteers, this change does not go far enough. Instead, the Fair Work Act must...

IPA: Government should follow Minister Canavan and end green lawfare

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

"Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan is right to take on green groups that abuse the legal system to shut down development," said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of...

Preliminary AEMO South Australian blackout report: Wind responsible

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The Australian Energy Market Operator's preliminary report into the recent South Australian blackout reveals that the primary reason for the total loss of power was a sudden reduction in wind power being fed into the electricity network, according...

A world without cultural appropriation

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Bolt

Author Lionel Shriver raised a lot of controversy at this year's Brisbane Writers' Festival for launching a defence of cultural appropriation. She argued that authors should be able to borrow the experiences of people from other cultures to inform...

Fragile South Australian power network fails again

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The total failure of South Australia's electricity network last night is another warning sign of the consequences of its ideological march towards renewables, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "While the initial...

The rise of identity politics

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Elle Hardy

The charge of cultural appropriation was brought, and the students at Ohio's prestigious Oberlin University soon became international news. They were protesting that the campus cafeteria had bastardised Vietnamese culture, serving up a ciabatta...

Volunteerism and civil society

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Michael Husek

The principles of civil society are at the heart of Australia's social fabric. Throughout history, Australians have exemplified an altruism and generosity that has enriched our public life and supported the most vulnerable members of our...

Proposed superannuation objective should be revised or scrapped

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The Australian Government's proposed objective that the superannuation system ‘provide income in retirement to substitute or supplement the Age Pension' should be revised or scrapped, according to free market think tank the Institute of...

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