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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Fiscal reckoning looms for 'low taxing' Labor

Economics & Deregulation and Governance & Service Provision | Sinclair Davidson
The Australian 4th February, 2011

Julia Gillard is facing a make-or-break year. This is the last year of leeway before the federal budget has to be in surplus. In 2012-13 the...

A vision worth voting for

Governance & Service Provision | Sabine Wolff
The Drum Unleashed 1st February, 2011

Australian politicians have lost the will to embark on ambitious and meaningful reforms. Instead, the default position of governments is to tax,...

Drowning in Gillard's flood levy spin

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Sunday Age 30th January, 2011

The Prime Minister first raised the prospect of a flood levy 10 days ago. Her government wants taxpayers to believe the levy is an unavoidable...

A tax by any other name

Economics & Deregulation and Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 28th January, 2011

Because politicians know voters don't like tax increases, Julia Gillard won't be imposing a flood tax. Instead, as she announced yesterday, there...

Micromanagement in the regulatory state

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum Unleashed 25th January, 2011

Another year, another 6,369 pages of law. Spread over 150 acts, that was the Commonwealth's total new legislation in 2010. Not a bad effort...

Pulling plug on electricity means NSW people lose out

Governance & Service Provision and Energy | Alan Moran
Sydney Morning Herald 29th December, 2010

The parliamentary impasse between the Premier and the opposition over whether the electricity industry sale should be examined reignites an issue...

Uncertainty the villain, not the power sales process

Governance & Service Provision and Energy | Alan Moran
The Age 29th December, 2010

The parliamentary impasse between New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally and the opposition over whether the electricity industry sale should be...

Gillard's government balancing act

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum Unleashed 28th December, 2010

As 2011 opens, Labor is going to face that Julia Gillard's biggest problem is a crisis of legitimacy. Not the sort of legitimacy Tony Abbott was...

Words must turn into action on free trade

Economics & Deregulation, Governance & Service Provision and Education | Tim Wilson
The Drum Unleashed 15th December, 2010

Craig Emerson's excellent speech leading the directionless Gillard Government toward a new free trade revolution are welcome words, but only if he...

Good intentions don't mean good policy

Governance & Service Provision | Sinclair Davidson
The Australian 13th December, 2010

Banking is risky business. Banking policy is even more risky. Good intentions often lead to increased moral hazard and expensive policy failure....

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