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Renewable energy target should be abolished: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Rather than being reduced, the Renewable Energy Target (RET) should be abolished entirely, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "While the deal between the Federal Government and Opposition to reduce the Renewable...

Victorian renewable energy target move unwelcome: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Rather than being amended, enhanced or trimmed, the Renewable Energy Target (RET) should be abolished entirely, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The Victorian Government's announcement today that it will lobby...

Small steps in big budget repair task: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The federal budget deficit remains at record levels because the federal government has failed to reduce wasteful and excessive government spending, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Receipts in 2015-16 will be...

GST changes would be yet another tax increase

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"The Abbott government's plan to impose a ‘Netflix Tax' on digital downloads and to lower the GST-free threshold will add to the already substantial tax burden on Australian consumers," says Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the free market...

IPA welcomes backdown on 'Google tax'

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"The Abbott government's so-called ‘Google Tax' would have been an unnecessary and damaging restraint on corporate investment in Australia," says Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The...

Andrews' policies put Vic surplus at risk: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The halving of the Victorian budget surplus reveals a worrying new deterioration in the state's financial management standards, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Fresh into its first term of office, the Andrews...

Taking Melbournes Temperature

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

The Melbourne temperature record is one of the "long time" instrumental records of Australian temperature. It starts in 1855 and continues to the present day. Originally measurements were made in the Flagstaff Gardens. Then when the Melbourne...

Taking Australias Temperature

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology provides two Australia wide temperature data sets that are the results of extensive adjustments.

Freedom Works

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen and Patrick Hannaford

Written by Darcy Allen and Patrick Hannaford There are certain political leaders who take on an almost mythical stature. Ronald Reagan is one such leader. For many free market advocates, Reagan has become synonymous with the ideas of individual...

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