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IPA welcomes minimum wage inquiry

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

"A Productivity Commission investigation of the harm caused by the minimum wage will hopefully be the first step towards its eventual abolition," says Dr Mikayla Novak, Senior Research Fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public...

Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry in to data retention

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

Recent terrorist attacks have emphasised the need for counter-terrorism and law enforcement policy to be flexible, robust, and up-to-date. The rise of Islamic State is a significant threat, materially changing the foreign fighter problem. Many of...

No to the GST attack

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

Following recent direct and indirect tax increases, there has been speculation that the Abbott government is considering extending the GST to low value imports of $1,000 or less. Putting a GST on low value imports is unlikely to revive Australian...

Don't tax online shopping: New report

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Extending the GST to online overseas purchases of $1,000 or less would be an expensive and damaging mistake, according to new research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. A new report, No to the GST attack:...

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Inquiry into Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

Bullying is a serious problem for Australian children. The consequences of bullying can be severe, and in some cases can lead to severe trauma or tragedy. However, the government's proposed bills to tackle bullying on the internet, Enhancing...

Charlie Hebdo shows why Section 18c must go

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Abbott government must repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in light of the recent attacks on Charlie Hebdo," says Simon Breheny, Director of the Legal Rights Project at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs....

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