Recent publications in Occasional Paper

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Australia's resource future

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

Australia's Resource Future: An Institute of Public Affairs Policy Paper By Julie Novak, IPA Research Fellow

Presentation to the AEF Conference

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

Alan Moran's presentation to the AEF Conference in Brisbane on 17 October 2010.

The Impact and Cost of Health Sector Regulation

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg, Tim Wilson and Mikayla Novak

Every Australian deserves the opportunity to access high quality health care services. Those services should improve quality of life while remaining affordable. Increasingly however, Australia's health system is bowing under the weight of a...

Economists as social engineers

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Sinclair Davidson

In this paper, I make the argument that modern "mainstream" economic thought is inclined towards government intervention and social engineering. To the extent that economic analysis is seen simply as a tool it is likely that economists will...

Green Excuses: Collusion to promote protectionism?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

The trade of forestry products on international markets is becoming increasingly controversial. For years environmental groups have been claiming that there is mass deforestation and illegal logging occurring in the developing world to create...

Exposed: The Inaccurate and Inappropriate Campaign by Zoos Victoria

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Zoos Victoria is constituted by the State of Victoria under the Zoological Parks and Gardens Act 1995 and is responsible to Environment Minister, Gavin Jennings. Last year, Zoos Victoria received $14.6 million of taxpayer funds. One of the...

Forcing Prices Up

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Grocery prices will always be controversial, especially when government policy is artificially inflating their price. The ACT government commissioned John Martin to complete a review into the ACT government's supermarkets competition policy....

The Resource Super Profits Tax and the 2010-11 Budget

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

A report into how the Henry Review and 2010/11 Budget will harm Australia's economic interests.

IPA Climate Change Polling

OCCASIONAL PAPER

Climate change polling commissioned by the IPA.

Governing in ignorance: Australian governments legislating, without understanding, intellectual property

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Monday, 26th of April 2010 is World Intellectual Property Day. Intellectual property is one of the most poorly understood areas of public policy, but also one of the most important to understand in a knowledge economy. Yet legislators regularly...

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