Governance & Service Provision

Governance & Service Provision

The Institute of Public Affairs examines the the critical area of government and public sector reform, the importance of a strong civil society and high levels of social capital, and the importance of choice and competition in the traditionally government provided sectors of health and education.

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Publications

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IPA: Get more cops on the beat to stop violent crime wave

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

"The recent spate of cars being set on fire across Cranbourne illustrates the urgent need to reinvest some of Victoria's criminal justice spending in the police force. This is the best way to stop violent crime," said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow...

Government should reject IMF call for higher taxes

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Abbott government should publicly reject IMF head Christine Lagarde's call to slug Australians with a higher GST, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. ‘The head of the IMF is yet to set foot in Australia...

Project Western Australia: A Growth and Productivity Agenda for the Next Government

BOOK | John Hyde and Andrew Pickford

The need for sound economic reform never ends. But there has never been a more important time than now. In this important volume, John Hyde and Andrew Pickford pull together the most important priorities for the next government of...

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...

Abolish the grants commission: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has called for the abolition of the Commonwealth Grants Commission as part of a wholesale reform agenda for Australian federalism. According to Julie Novak, Research Fellow at the IPA, 'The...

Towards true transparency

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Andrews

In recent years, Australian politics has been dominated by calls for greater transparency and accountability. Advances in online technology such as the rise of social networking and ‘web 2.0' allows citizens to interact with the government...

Showdown in Wisconsin

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

The Midwestern US state of Wisconsin, home to long winters, strange delicacies such as fish boils, and sporting teams such as the Green Bay Packers, seems a strange epicentre for one of the great public policy battles of today: how to rein in...

Next Generation State Budgets

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

Next Generation State Budgets: Stronger Fiscal Rules for Better Budgetary Outcomes and More Prosperous States

Green groups and the government

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Asher Judah

Green groups and the government: a dangerous duopoly

IPA applauds Gillard honesty: carbon tax will send electricity prices soaring, honesty now needed on price of renewables

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

'The Institute of Public Affairs congratulates Julia Gillard's honesty today when she admitted that a carbon tax would send electricity prices soaring', said Director of Climate Change Policy, Tim Wilson. In her press conference today announcing...

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