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Without AI, The Forecast Is Grim
10 May 2024

Without AI, The Forecast Is Grim

IPA Review – Autumn 2024

The Bureau of Meteorology’s refusal to explore advanced forecasting technologies is putting Australians at risk while stoking climate change paranoia, argues IPA Senior Fellow Jennifer Marohasy. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is ignoring more reliable new weather forecasting techniques in favour of old models. The consequences have been catastrophic for many Australians, perhaps none more so than the residents of
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Argentina’s Trump Card?
10 May 2024

Argentina’s Trump Card?

IPA Review – Autumn 2024

All eyes are on Argentina since the election of an eccentric libertarian as the beleaguered nation’s President, writes economics consultant Andrew Russell. For libertarians, endlessly frustrated at how rarely people of their ideological inclination actually get elected, Javier Milei’s recent victory in Argentina’s Presidential election has given them a chance to finally see what having one of their own with
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Staying In Formation
25 March 2024

Staying In Formation

IPA Review – Summer 2023

A new book challenging our international alliances underlines the need to make AUKUS even more transparent and robust, urges former intelligence analyst Paul Monk. There has been a good deal of sniping at AUKUS, despite bipartisan political consensus on it between the Coalition and the ALP. Not until now has there been a thorough critique of it. Sam Roggeveen, director
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Can No Voters Find Their Voice?
31 January 2024

Can No Voters Find Their Voice?

IPA Review – Summer 2023

The Coalition could now connect with socially conservative and blue-collar voters who said ‘NO’ to the Voice, finds IPA Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild. The defeat of the Voice to Parliament was a victory for the Australian way of life and will be remembered as a proud day in our nation’s history. It shows Australians believe Australia is a great
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Where Net Zero Is So Yesterday
20 October 2023

Where Net Zero Is So Yesterday

IPA Review – Spring 2023

Peter Dutton can follow Rishi Sunak’s lead to walk back the absurd net zero commitments of their previous PMs, argues political science professor David Martin Jones. Nothing became Boris Johnson’s career in British politics more than the manner in which he left it. Rather than endure the indignity of a parliamentary ban after the House of Commons Privileges Committee found
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No Longer Cooking With Gas
20 October 2023

No Longer Cooking With Gas

IPA Review – Spring 2023

Banning gas connections to new homes as has been done first in Victoria is another net zero hit to mainstream Australians, warns IPA Senior Fellow Kevin You. Prior to August 2022, the Victorian Planning Provisions mandated that new homes built in Victoria should be connected to the State’s gas network. The mandate was in recognition of Victoria’s abundance of natural
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Climate? It’s Complicated
20 October 2023

Climate? It’s Complicated

IPA Review – Spring 2023

The courage to admit prevailing predictions of the Earth’s future climate are far from certainties makes Judith Curry a rare model scientist, writes IPA Visiting Fellow Stephen Wilson. Judith Curry has been on a remarkable journey. In 2005 Curry was a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a climate scientist then 23 years on from earning her PhD in
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Building Even Bigger Problems
4 September 2023

Building Even Bigger Problems

IPA Review – Winter 2023

Urgent action is needed to prevent Australia’s construction industry from collapsing under the weight of rising labour costs, red tape, and excess government spending, argues IPA Research Fellow Kevin You. September 2023 will mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Gold Coast University Hospital: a 750-bed, state-of-the-art health facility next to Griffith University’s flagship campus. The construction of
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United We Stand …
4 September 2023

United We Stand …

IPA Review – Winter 2023

Even if the Voice to Parliament fails in the referendum the war to divide us will be far from over, warns IPA Director of Research Morgan Begg. One of the best benefits of Australia’s Constitution is that constitutional alterations require the approval of the Australian people at a referendum. The consequence of this requirement is that proposals to change the Constitution
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Queensland’s Dam Fools
2 May 2023

Queensland’s Dam Fools

IPA Review – Autumn 2023

Queensland’s desalination plant provides a prime example of how caving in to the green lobby harms our society, the economy, and the environment, writes communication consultant Bruce Kingston. Water is often ignored because of its ubiquity, but without it we humans can maintain life for only some three or four days. Major dam projects in Australia in the first half
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