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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott – Misinformation Smokescreen For Social Breakdown
2 May 2024

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott – Misinformation Smokescreen For Social Breakdown

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director discuss the government’s proposed internet censorship via its misinformation laws, the shortcomings of the government’s Future Made in Australia plan, and Tony shares with us his perspectives on the future on the centre-right in Australia and across the
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No Safe Spaces For Jewish Students At Universities
2 May 2024

No Safe Spaces For Jewish Students At Universities

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 2 May 2024 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication.  It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. Vice chancellors say what’s happening on campuses here is a million miles away
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State’s Dream Of Net Zero By 2030 Is Simply Unachievable
2 May 2024

State’s Dream Of Net Zero By 2030 Is Simply Unachievable

In this article, Kevin You and Rocco Loiacono contextualise and disseminate the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. In June 2022, the State Government announced its plan to close all state-owned coal-fired power stations by 2030
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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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Submission To The Legislative Assembly Environment And Planning Committee
26 April 2024

Submission To The Legislative Assembly Environment And Planning Committee

Net Zero is the Top Food Security Threat The purpose of this letter is to share research conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) with the Legislative Assembly Environment and Planning Committee as it conducts its inquiryinto securing the Victorian food supply. The framing of the inquiry paints a misleading picture of an irreconcilable dualism between the provision of
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Do Fact-checkers Check The Facts?
26 April 2024

Do Fact-checkers Check The Facts?

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on fact checking and how it also affects the political freedom of mainstream Australians. Government should never have the power to determine what is or is not the truth, let alone silence dissenting views. However, what would be even worse is if unelected, unaccountable
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Issues With Levelised Cost Of Electricity – Why A Simple Metric Cannot Determine Our Energy Future
25 April 2024

Issues With Levelised Cost Of Electricity – Why A Simple Metric Cannot Determine Our Energy Future

The fundamental problem with the current approach to estimating the cost of energy by generation is that ‘levelised cost of energy’ (LCOE) is a project-level metric, and one that is easy to manipulate to deliver a desired outcome. It does not scale up to reflect the complexity of Australia’s electricity markets. Therefore, different tools are urgently needed to inform policy
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Prime Minister Peddling Misinformation About Misinformation Laws
23 April 2024

Prime Minister Peddling Misinformation About Misinformation Laws

“The federal government is blatantly misleading the public in linking the terrible attacks in Sydney to its proposed misinformation laws, which are designed to do nothing more than censor the opinion of mainstream Australians online,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. In seeking to use the recent knife attack at Bondi Junction,
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Daniel Wild On eSafety Commissioner with Rita Panahi – 17 April 2024
20 April 2024

Daniel Wild On eSafety Commissioner with Rita Panahi – 17 April 2024

The IPA’s research and commentary on “Misinformation” and censorship appears here. On 17 April, the Institute of Public Affairs’ Daniel Wild appeared on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research into the government’s Nature Positive plan, misinformation, and Australia’s record migration intake. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of
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Higgins ‘cover-up’ no Watergate. It was another ‘Russsiagate’
18 April 2024

Higgins ‘cover-up’ no Watergate. It was another ‘Russsiagate’

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 18 April 2024 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication.  It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. It might not be Australia’s own version of “Russiagate”, but there are more
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