Recent publications in Occasional Paper

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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 | Julie 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...

An open letter to all parliamentarians

OCCASIONAL PAPER | John Roskam

A carbon emissions trading scheme as proposed by the federal government has enormous economic and social consequences. This was acknowledged by Penny Wong, the Minister for Climate Change who last year said that responding to global warming...

Keeping Super Safe

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Louise Staley

Disclosure levels by Australian superannuation funds are inadequate. Disclosure levels should meet international benchmarks to adequately protect Australians' superannuation savings. The role of some Australian superannuation industry funds as...

State Business Tax Calculator - Fact Sheets - 2009

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Julie Novak

The IPA State Business Tax Calculator (SBTC) is a quantitative model that measures the tax imposed on business by state governments. The latest information on tax rates and structures (as at 31 December 2009) are used to calculate tax liabilities.

Business Bearing the Burden 2009

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Julie Novak

The IPA State Business Tax Calculator calculates the level of state government taxes on business in each of the six Australian states. The IPA analysis reveals: South Australia has the highest taxes on business, while Western Australia has the...

Costly, ineffectual and protectionist carbon tariffs

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson and Caitlin Brown

Many developed country governments are in the process of negotiating for the introduction of carbon price signals to incentivise business and consumers to reduce their carbon footprint. Individual European countries and the European Union already...

The moral value of free markets

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Michael Warby

Speech from the launch of Richard Morgan's Lessons From The Global Financial Crisis: The Relevance of Adam Smith on Morality and Free Markets. We are here today to launch Richard Morgan's book, a book that applies 18th century wisdom to current...

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