Recent publications in Submission

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Submission To The Senate Economics Committee Inquiry Into The Superannuation -Objective- Bill 2016 -Provisions-

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

Policymakers shouldn't be asking how the superannuation system can better support government spending, or more stringently punish those who seek to take care of themselves. It should be about how our society can encourage more people to take...

The case for the repeal of section 18C

SUBMISSION | Simon Breheny

This report was authored by Chris Berg, Simon Breheny, Morgan Begg, Andrew Bushnell & Sab Reinehr. Below is an excerpt from the foreward by John Roskam.   In 1943, in the midst of the Second World War - a war fought to defend human...

IPA opening statements to the Senate Inquiry into Criminal, Civil and Administrative Penalties for White Collar Crime

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen and Andrew Bushnell

Our submission is informed by the work of our ongoing criminal justice project, which is developing policy reform across the criminal justice system, from incarceration, to policing, to the criminal law. Institute of Public Affairs research...

Submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Australian Government Superannuation Imposition Bill

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

Almost a quarter of a century after the introduction of compulsory superannuation, four out of five Australians do not have enough savings to fully fund their retirement. Yet rather than identify new ways to encourage all Australians to put more...

Submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Committee - Ensuring a future for Australian coal fired power stations

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

Electricity systems exist to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to consumers and to businesses. The role of government should only be to support competition and private sector innovation in energy markets. When the production of...

Submission on alternative superannuation default models

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

The Institute of Public Affairs believes that superannuation lies at the heart of important national policy questions about taxes, spending, personal responsibility and choice, as well as the appropriate role of government and its regulatory...

Submission to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

SUBMISSION | Andrew Bushnell

The central contention of this submission is that while there is rightly significant community concern about the operation of youth justice facilities in the Northern Territory, this concern should not be used to indict the entire youth justice...

Submission to the Inquiry into the impact of the Government's Workplace Bargaining Policy

SUBMISSION | Aaron Lane

Enterprise bargaining requires negotiation from both sides. The government's policy provides the flexibility for this to occur on the employer side. This is in stark contrast to the public sector unions' bargaining policy, which, as the IPA...

Opening remarks to Victorian Parliament ride sourcing inquiry

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen, Chris Berg and Aaron Lane

Regulatory decisions surrounding the ridesharing industry are of critical importance to the Victorian economy because they will set a precedent for the disruptive potential of the sharing economy more broadly. The most general principle...

Submission to the Productivity Commission Draft Report of the Regulation of Agriculture

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen, Chris Berg, Mikayla Novak and Daniel Wild

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) welcomes this Productivity Commission Draft report (henceforth the ‘Draft') on the Regulation of Agriculture and encourages the focus on the impact of regulation and red tape on this primary industry....

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