IPA Today

18 June 2017

Hardly On The Hunt For Facts

The ABC and the Australian Human Rights Commission have teamed up with far-left student activists for a blatant propaganda campaign about campus sexual assault and harassment. Tomorrow the ABC is broadcasting a “documentary” called The Hunting Ground which, the ABC website says, “takes audiences to the heart of a shocking epidemic of violence and institutional cover-ups across college campuses in
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Taxpayers Notes: Wasting Millions On Humanities Grants
17 June 2017

Taxpayers Notes: Wasting Millions On Humanities Grants

This month, a number of university departments across Australia will be filled with the sound of popping corks and clinking glasses, as 91 jubilant Future Fellows and their colleagues celebrate the announcement by the Hon. Simon Birmingham that they are each to receive a slice of the Australian Research Council’s considerable pie. In this latest round of funding from the
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Missed The Bank Tax Inquiry? Here’s 6 Points To Catch You Up
16 June 2017

Missed The Bank Tax Inquiry? Here’s 6 Points To Catch You Up

Today, a Senate Inquiry into the Major Bank Levy Bill 2017 was held in Parliament. Executives from the major banks and their associations gave evidence to Senators on a range of issues concerning the bank tax, including its likely effects and the policy process that led to its design. Here are six key takeaways from the hearings. 1. Large scale
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High Tax: The Pillar Of What Civilisation?
16 June 2017

High Tax: The Pillar Of What Civilisation?

“Progressive” think tank Per Capita recently released the results of their annual tax survey. It turns out that 51.5 per cent of Australians think they pay about the right amount of tax. 39.6 per cent reckon they pay too much and a mere 1.9 per cent think they pay too little tax. It turns out that both young and old
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Submission: Inquiry into the Major Bank Levy Bill 2017 and the Treasury Laws Amendment (Major Bank Levy) Bill 2017
16 June 2017

Submission: Inquiry into the Major Bank Levy Bill 2017 and the Treasury Laws Amendment (Major Bank Levy) Bill 2017

The Government’s proposed levy should be abandoned. It is a tax on all Australians which will increase the cost of buying a house and starting a business, was designed without consultation, and is predicated on highly illiberal grounds. The IPA’s Daniel Wild suggests in a submission to the Inquiry into the Major Bank Levy Bill 2017 and the Treasury Laws
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Media Release: Five Unanswered Questions From The Finkel Review
15 June 2017

Media Release: Five Unanswered Questions From The Finkel Review

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today sent all Federal Parliamentarians a new Research Brief highlighting the ‘Five Unanswered Questions from the Finkel Review.’ IPA research has been critical in framing the debate around climate change policy over the past decade. “This debate should not be about how best to manage the decline of coal. It
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Andrew Bushnell: Policy Ideas Session At The Friedman 2017 Conference
15 June 2017

Andrew Bushnell: Policy Ideas Session At The Friedman 2017 Conference

[trx_video url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccBKf_tsJFk” ratio=”16:9″ autoplay=”off” align=”center” top=”inherit” bottom=”inherit” left=”inherit” right=”inherit” animation=”fadeIn”] Click above to watch Research Fellow Andrew Bushnell, speaking on Policy Ideas, at the Friedman 2017 Conference in Sydney, Australia. Video Source: Australian Taxpayers Alliance  
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Values Matter In Politics
15 June 2017

Values Matter In Politics

One statistic is essential to understanding the shock British election result: the turnout by people aged 18 to 24. Since 1992 only around four-in-10 young people have shown up to vote. In 2017, that number surged to six-in-10. This turnout was crucial to Labour’s high vote and why many polls, which try to predict turnout from past experience, were off. It’s easy to
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You Can Only Vote If You Agree With Me
15 June 2017

You Can Only Vote If You Agree With Me

Wholesale electricity prices in Australia have doubled over the last two years. Simon Breheny on Sky News Weekend Agenda responded to last Friday’s Finkel Review into Australia’s energy market and argued that for electricity generation coal is still the most reliable and affordable resource we have: Brett also sent this Parliamentary Research Brief on the ‘Five Unanswered Questions from the Finkel Review‘ to
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Five Unanswered Questions From The Finkel Review
14 June 2017

Five Unanswered Questions From The Finkel Review

In the wake of South Australia’s September 2016 blackout, the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council announced the establishment of an ‘expert panel’ chaired by Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO to “develop a national reform blueprint to maintain energy security and reliability in the National Electricity Market (NEM).” Download the full research brief here
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