Food & Environment

Food & Environment

Australia is rich in both ecology and natural resources. The Institute of Public Affairs Food and Environment Unit seeks to determine our national and international role in feeding the world and protecting the environment. The IPA examines environmental and agricultural policies across the countries, with particular emphasis on climate change policy, water, agricultural biotechnology, resource management, and market-based solutions to environmental challenges.

Sub-topics of Food & Environment

Publications

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Consumer-driven price cuts through scale

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

How consumers are driving business models to deliver lower prices and improve convenience and quality.

Consumer first supermarket reform: The market, not government, knows how to best meet consumer demand

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg and Tim Wilson

Consumer first supermarket reform: The market, not government, knows how to best meet consumer demand

The economics of food

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Bolt

Have you ever not ordered something at a restaurant because it had strange ingredients, and ordered the roast chicken instead? Ever tried a restaurant because the social vibe of the place made you think it would be a great night out? They're safe...

Accountability for our aid dollar - Time to hit the pause button?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

There are serious questions to be asked about the number of NGOs that actively campaign for more aid expenditure in Australia, while they are concurrently recipients of that aid. Some of these NGOs receive aid funding to engage in...

Naked extortion? Environmental NGOs imposing involuntary regulations on consumers and business

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Naked extortion? Environmental NGOs imposing [in]voluntary regulations on consumers and business

Green groups admit 'good cop/bad cop' collusion to push higher costs on businesses, consumers

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

Green groups admit 'good cop/bad cop' collusion to push higher costs on businesses, consumers

Green groups admit 'good cop/bad cop' collusion to push higher costs on businesses, consumers

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

‘Environmental groups have been caught admitting they collude to use Good Cop/Bad Cop strategies to push businesses to adopt expensive ‘voluntary' certification standards that increase costs to business and consumers', said, Tim...

The Biggest Loser is the Nanny State

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

The recently concluded reality TV show, The Biggest Loser, contains some surprising lessons for public policy. Of all the reality television shows bombarding us, The Biggest Loser best combines entertainment with the spectacle of social...

Submission: To the exposure draft of the 'Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011'

SUBMISSION | Tim Wilson

Submission: To the exposure draft of the 'Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011'

Address to the Revolt Against the Carbon Tax

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran

My focus is on the economic and political implications of the measures restraining carbon dioxide emissions. First, the outcome on the climate, if any, as a result of Australia taking action alone is negligible. Not only do we account for a...

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