Saxon Davidson

Research Fellow

Saxon Davidson is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.

He feels most strongly about liberty, freedom of speech and the Australian way of life, and how these values have declined rapidly due to government policies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Saxon loves sport and was the Life Saving Victorian beach sprint gold medallist in 2019.

He has represented Victoria in National Surf Life Saving competitions in 2020 and 2022. Saxon is a tragic fan of the Essendon Football Club and Australian cricket.

Government Has Seen Sense On Gas. Now It Must Follow Through
15 May 2024

Government Has Seen Sense On Gas. Now It Must Follow Through

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy prices and security, conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero Program. The IPA’s Net Zero Program aims to research the various ways net zero policies negatively affect Australia’s energy security, national security capabilities, and household electricity prices. The Federal Government’s announcement as part
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Adopting New Zealand’s Flexible Tax Model For Retirees Will Help Solve Australia’s Acute Worker Shortage Crisis
6 May 2024

Adopting New Zealand’s Flexible Tax Model For Retirees Will Help Solve Australia’s Acute Worker Shortage Crisis

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. A comfortable retirement should be an easily attainable goal for all Australians, and making
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Parliamentary Research Brief – Net Zero Puts 157,000 Jobs At Risk In Queensland
29 April 2024

Parliamentary Research Brief – Net Zero Puts 157,000 Jobs At Risk In Queensland

In April, the Queensland state government passed the Clean Economy Jobs Act 2024, adding to the state’s already extensive collection of environmental red tape and which enshrines in legislation the state’s target of net zero emissions by 2050. Research by the Institute of Public Affairs finds that up to 157,710 jobs will be put at risk by the policy of
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The Growth And Distribution Of Welfare In Australia
8 April 2024

The Growth And Distribution Of Welfare In Australia

Table 1: Percentage of total population on welfare—including NDIS, DSP, Jobseeker, or Youth Allowance (does not include age pension)
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Australia’s Worker Shortage Remains Double Historic Average
28 March 2024

Australia’s Worker Shortage Remains Double Historic Average

“The ongoing high number of job vacancies in Australia underscores the immediate need to once-and-for-all lower exorbitant tax rates on Australians who want to work if we want to see numbers return to pre-pandemic levels,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there are still
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Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk
20 March 2024

Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk

“The Queensland government’s emission reduction policies, including net zero emissions by 2050, has the potential to put up to 157,000 jobs across Queensland at risk, with the regions set to be hit the hardest,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a landmark research report titled, An analysis of the employment consequences
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Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Target In Queensland
20 March 2024

Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Target In Queensland

In February 2024, the Queensland state government introduced the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 into the Legislative Assembly. This bill will enshrine targets to reduce emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, 75 per cent below 2005 levels by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2050. This report finds that the policy and legislation enshrining a net
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024
7 March 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024

The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Clean Economy Jobs, Resources and Transport Committee (“the committee”, as it conducts its inquiry into the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 (“the bill”). The bill aims to enshrine into legislation the emission reduction targets of the state government,
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Minister Confirms Pensioners To Continue To Face 69% Tax Rate
29 February 2024

Minister Confirms Pensioners To Continue To Face 69% Tax Rate

“Minister Rishworth’s confirmation that the federal government will not adopt the New Zealand pensioner work model is cruel news for the more than 500,000 Australians who want to work but are disincentivised from doing so by exorbitant tax barriers,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today on ABC Radio Adelaide Mornings, Federal Minister for Social
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into Improving Consumer Experiences, Choice, And Outcomes In Australia’s Retirement System
23 February 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into Improving Consumer Experiences, Choice, And Outcomes In Australia’s Retirement System

The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Economics References Committee (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into Improving consumer experiences, choice, and outcomes in Australia’s retirement system. The IPA has been leading the debate regarding taxation on Australian age pensioners, and how the existing
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