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Address to the 6th Annual Housing Congress

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

Address by Alan Moran to the 6th Annual Housing Congress in Brisbane on 28 June 2011.

Mark Steyn at Freedom of Speech in Australia

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Upward pressure: the cost of politically abusing food labelling

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Upward pressure: the cost of politically abusing food labelling

Greens/Xenophon food labelling bill will push up food prices, hurt Australian and developing world's poor

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

"A Bill being considered this Parliamentary week will increase food prices by driving processed food manufacturers to use 20 per cent more expensive ingredients", said Tim Wilson, Director of the IP and Free Trade Unit today. Mr Wilson's comments...

New poll: Australians want Special Economic Zone in North

MEDIA RELEASE | Hugh Tobin

In a landmark Galaxy poll conducted exclusively for the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia's leading free market think tank, 60% of Australians have said that they are in favour of the establishment of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to...

Australians want a new vision for Northern Australia

MEDIA RELEASE | Hugh Tobin

A Galaxy poll conducted exclusively for the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) found that the majority of Australians are in favour of establishing a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) with low taxes to stimulate economic growth in Northern Australia....

Showdown in Wisconsin

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

The Midwestern US state of Wisconsin, home to long winters, strange delicacies such as fish boils, and sporting teams such as the Green Bay Packers, seems a strange epicentre for one of the great public policy battles of today: how to rein in...

The Biggest Loser is the Nanny State

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

The recently concluded reality TV show, The Biggest Loser, contains some surprising lessons for public policy. Of all the reality television shows bombarding us, The Biggest Loser best combines entertainment with the spectacle of social...

Carbon tax will cripple Australian coal industry: new study

MEDIA RELEASE | Hugh Tobin

The federal government's carbon tax will cripple Australia's coal industry forcing jobs offshore and closing many existing coal mines according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. A new report released Monday by ACIL-Tasman...

IPA Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Victorian Charter

SUBMISSION | Ted Lapkin

Submitted, June 2011.

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