Economics & Deregulation

Economics & Deregulation

Economic policy research has been a core area of the Institute of Public Affairs since the IPA was founded in 1943. The IPA examines state and federal tax, spending and regulatory initiatives, looking carefully at the unintended consequences of government intervention in the economy. Of particular interest are tax reform, government spending, industrial relations, trade liberalisation, economic freedom, physical and intellectual property rights and regulation.

Sub-topics of Economics & Deregulation

News

Key lesson is that a bold agenda is possible

Economics & Deregulation | Andrew Bushnell
Australian Financial Review 6th December, 2016

The New Zealand prime minister is rightly being showered with praise from over this side of the Tasman. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Key's...

Brexit means Brexit – and democracy, too

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 7th November, 2016

The stench of elite hatred for democracy is sifting through the streets of London. The courts have ruled against the Government's ability to...

After Brexit, Anglo-Oz relations can flourish

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
Spiked 12th October, 2016

Australia's cultural, social and political history is entwined with Britain's. We share a language, the Westminster democratic system, the common...

Federal spending a dangerous drug of dependence

Economics & Deregulation | Brett Hogan
Australian Financial Review 22nd September, 2016

While the deal struck last week between the government and opposition to get $6.3 billion of savings over four years through the Parliament is...

How to defuse the authoritarian populist timebomb

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 17th September, 2016

It is no foregone conclusion that simply giving government more power and money will fix income inequality. Adam Smith once wryly said "there is a...

The Turnbull government backs an unprincipled purpose of super

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 9th September, 2016

On Wednesday the Turnbull government released draft legislation to bring some of its superannuation promises into law. These changes are not the...

Publications

Australia must now follow the United States and cut red tape

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

"Australia must follow President-Elect Donald Trump's plan to cut red tape otherwise we will be rendered uncompetitive and unable to attract global investment," said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free-market think tank, the Institute of...

Throttling Superannuation

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Brett Hogan

On 3 May 2016, in his first budget as Treasurer, Scott Morrison took the nation by surprise when he announced significant changes to the taxation and regulatory treatment of superannuation. Now both the Coalition and the Labor Party are treating...

Submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Australian Government Superannuation Imposition Bill

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

Almost a quarter of a century after the introduction of compulsory superannuation, four out of five Australians do not have enough savings to fully fund their retirement. Yet rather than identify new ways to encourage all Australians to put more...