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New Money

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen

When governments lavishly print money, citizens are helplessly left watching their savings erode. This is the cost of centralised government monopoly over currency. But cryptocurrencies, such as the burgeoning bitcoin, have set out to solve this...

Zero net emissions economy means zero jobs

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

South Australia's Low Carbon Economy Expert Panel's recommendations are unrealistic and should be disregarded, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Panel's recommendations include a 100% renewable energy target...

Mark Steyn to visit Australia in February 2016

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

The free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs is pleased to announce that it will host several upcoming events featuring one of the world's leading voices for freedom, international bestselling author Mark Steyn. "Mark Steyn is one of...

Labor tobacco tax hike will hit the poor

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

Increasing the tobacco excise will have a disproportionate impact on poorer Australians, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will today announce that the tobacco excise would increase...

Greens' 90 per cent renewable plan unrealistic: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The Australian Greens' proposal for a ninety per cent renewables target and the effective re-nationalisation of the electricity industry illustrates just how out of touch the environmental movement is, according to free market think tank the...

Free speech under attack in Tasmania

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

Freedom of speech is under attack after the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission's decision to hear the case against Archbishop Porteous. Tasmania's Anti-Discrimination Commission has decided the Catholic Church has a case to answer in...

Welfare reform must contribute to budget repair: New report

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Australia's welfare system is unsustainable and is in need of reform to help Australia's growing budget problem, according to a new report from free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The report, Making welfare sustainable:...

World Energy Outlook - fossil fuels still important to 2040

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The publication last night of the 2015 edition of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) World Energy Outlook confirms the ongoing role of coal and other fossil fuels in the world's energy mix for decades to come. "This document is also an...

Making welfare sustainable

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

Australia has a targeted tax transfer system compared with other developed countries, but on the outlays side there still remains too much welfare spending directed to middle and upper classes (defined here at households in top 60 per cent of...

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