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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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New Space Race: Putting Woke Into Orbit
29 February 2024

New Space Race: Putting Woke Into Orbit

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into Australian Universities and how they are failing young Australians. If we want to reach for the stars, then it will be our best and brightest – not virtue signalling – that gets us there. It’s not rocket science. Or is it? Those working at Monash University’s recently launched
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Parliamentary Research Brief – Overseas Arrivals In 2023 Exceeded One Million For First Time In Australia’s History
28 February 2024

Parliamentary Research Brief – Overseas Arrivals In 2023 Exceeded One Million For First Time In Australia’s History

According to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 14 February 2024, total permanent and long-term arrivals in 2023 was 1,091,210 people—the first year in history in which this figure exceeded one million. Analysis of the ABS data by the Institute of Public Affairs reinforces the unprecedented and unplanned scale of Australia’s immigration program:
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Decolonising (Or Radicalising) The Curriculum
26 February 2024

Decolonising (Or Radicalising) The Curriculum

In this article, Lana Starkey contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Victoria’s year 12 English reading list, and how this is failing high school students. It appears our educational elites have learned nothing from 2023’s referendum on the Voice to Parliament. Despite promises of a ‘back to basics’ curriculum, this year Victorian teachers will have to
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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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Latest Housing Shortfall Research Confirms Consequences Of Unplanned Migration
23 February 2024

Latest Housing Shortfall Research Confirms Consequences Of Unplanned Migration

“The HIA’s latest housing construction shortfall data reinforces the IPA’s concerns that we are simply not building enough houses that Australians, and new migrants alike, can afford to buy,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, the Housing Industry Association’s latest housing construction forecast revealed an astonishing 200,000 shortfall of dwellings against the
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Bureaucrats Dedicated To Policing Red Tape Poised To Hit 100,000
23 February 2024

Bureaucrats Dedicated To Policing Red Tape Poised To Hit 100,000

“The increase of environmental bureaucrats in Canberra, by more than half, shows how the federal government is determined to curtail growth in Australia’s critical resources sector, no doubt to placate inner-city demands,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs New IPA research released today highlights the rapid growth in bureaucrats dedicated to creating and enforcing regulation
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Red Tape Army: Headcount And Cost Of The Federal Regulatory Workforce
23 February 2024

Red Tape Army: Headcount And Cost Of The Federal Regulatory Workforce

The analysis measures the number of staff and the and staffing costs of people employed within the federal regulatory bodies and agencies. Staffing numbers, or ‘average staffing levels’, is defined as the average number of employees receiving salary or wages over the financial year, with casual and part-time employees adjusted to a full-time equivalent. This information is derived from federal
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Scott Hargreaves On IPA Research On Western Australia’s Energy Plan 6PR Perth Live – 22 February 2024
22 February 2024

Scott Hargreaves On IPA Research On Western Australia’s Energy Plan 6PR Perth Live – 22 February 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Scott Hargreaves joined Oliver Peterson on 6PR to to discuss new research which shows WA’s energy plan is unaffordable at any cost. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Oliver Peterson: It is nine past four.
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Take A Leaf Out Of NZ’s Book: How We Could Deal With the Worker Shortage
22 February 2024

Take A Leaf Out Of NZ’s Book: How We Could Deal With the Worker Shortage

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. Governments have tended to use migration as the lazy solution to fill worker shortages, but a simple solution lies right across the ditch. In 2023, Australia’s worker shortage crisis changed from being
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