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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Liberals shouldn't have abandoned their principles

Governance & Service Provision | James Paterson
The Age 2nd December, 2014

Losing government after one term is a tragedy for Victorian Liberals. But they should be even more disappointed that they didn't use the four years...

Handing out money is no substitute for reform

Governance & Service Provision | Simon Breheny
Australian Financial Review 2nd December, 2014

Some might think the 2014 Victorian state election was a referendum on the East West Link. But they overlook the vital $209,000 investment in a...

Fixed terms made a farce of Victorian politics

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 2nd December, 2014

It's true that on Saturday the Coalition government became the first one-term Victorian government in more than half a century. But it's also true...

The problem with green corporate welfare

Governance & Service Provision | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 23rd August, 2014

Efforts by opponents of the first Abbott budget to protect green corporate welfare measures undercuts their portrayal of government policies as...

Not at our expense: Why should taxpayers have subsidised the Soccer World Cup in Brazil?

Governance & Service Provision | Peter Gregory
The Spectator 22nd July, 2014

That a single cent of public money was spent on the Fifa World Cup is a disgrace. The fact that the Brazilian government has contrived to spend...

Star Wars cantina: patronising politics strikes back

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 8th July, 2014

The independent senators are not a bad cross-section of the community. So why are they being portrayed as a raucous gathering of aliens from a...


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?


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...