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New union membership figures show need for reform

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The continuing decline of Australian trade union membership demonstrates the need for meaningful legislative reform, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics released new...

Failure of Lomborg centre a victory for censorship: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Morgan Begg

The Turnbull government's decision to abandon funding for Bjorn Lomborg's Australia Consensus Centre reveals the dire state of academic freedom in Australia, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "This is a victory...

Breathing in freedom

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

The last few years has borne witness to an extraordinary growth in government activities. Fiscal stimulus spending, the ramping up of public debt, untrammelled increases in regulation affecting factor and product markets, and the burgeoning growth...

Free speech bill an opportunity for the Turnbull government

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

Senator Day's Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014 is a significant opportunity for the Turnbull government to demonstrate its commitment to freedom of speech, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Senate...

The sharing economy

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen

The sharing economy is a suite of emerging software platforms acting as an intermediary between private buyers and private sellers, allowing them to share their existing resources-hence, a ‘sharing' economy. The sharing economy is a market...

Free markets and tolerance

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

If you're an avid reader of the IPA's Hey...What did I miss, you would have come across a recent article in The Conversation claiming Adam Smith was racist. In the opening sentence of The Wealth of Nations, Smith states that nations can consume...

The end of history...in Australian universities

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Welcome to the Yellow Brick Road

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

Innovation for Australia

The good news on poverty: New report

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Living standards for Australians experiencing poverty and disadvantage have greatly improved over the last few decades, according to a new report from free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The report, The good news on poverty:...

Productivity Commission report confirms Australia is a high tax country

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

A major Productivity Commission report released this week confirms research by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs that Australia is a high tax country. The report, Tax and Transfer Incidence in Australia, acknowledges that...

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