Archived publication for 2009
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State Finances at the Crossroads: The states' budget problem and what to do about it

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

The economic and fiscal performance of the states has a significant impact on Australia's economic fortunes now and in the future. With taxing, spending and financial management policies and strategies at its disposal, state activities have a...

States threaten national recovery with profligate spending

MEDIA RELEASE

New research by the Institute of Public Affairs, Australia's leading free market think tank, shows that growing state budget deficits and debt will impair Australia's capacity to exit the recession quickly.

ETS should be scrapped, not delayed

MEDIA RELEASE

"While a delay is welcome, the ETS should be scrapped entirely," said John Roskam of the Institute of Public Affairs, a free market think tank. Kevin Rudd announced today that the government's ETS - effectively a tax on energy - is to be postponed...

Submission to Senate Economics Committee Inquiry into the exposure drafts of the legislation to implement the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

SUBMISSION | Alan Moran

The great lock out: the impact of housing and land regulations in Western Australia

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak and Alan Moran

Government interventions in the housing market restrict the supply of land for housing and raise its costs. The public policy interventions in land supply and development markets are numerous. Centred on planning and environmental policies, they...

Should Australian Taxpayers Lodge Annual Tax-Returns?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Sinclair Davidson

One of the issues canvassed in the Australia's Future Tax System Consultation paper is potential simplification of tax administration. But simplification of the tax system itself must preceded simplification of tax administration. The direct costs...

A delinked and non-compliant Emissions Trading Scheme

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Why Australia's ETS won't be linked to an international ETS and why it will be inconsistent with our WTO and FTA obligations

Presentations from 'Managing Personal Behaviour, Risk and Responsibility'

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Richard Allsop, Chris Berg and Mikayla Novak

Presentations from 'Managing Personal Behaviour, Risk and Responsibility', an IPA Symposium held in Melbourne on the 25 February, 2009.

Editorial, March 2009

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Is this the biggest financial crisis since 1987? Since the 1970s? Since the Second World War? Since the Great Depression? Since the word ‘finance' was coined? Who knows - my economist can beat up your economist. Like those American political...

So where is our GasBuddy? Can't mates be buddies too?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christian Kerr

There is a ruthless efficiency about Kevin Rudd. The man who bewailed Brutopia's coming is as ruthless as his own caricatured ‘neo-liberals' and market forces. Even more ironically, market metaphors best describe the Prime Minister's...

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