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The Swamp Gets Another Seat
7 September 2017

The Swamp Gets Another Seat

Here’s the graph Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders and the CFMEU don’t want you to see: That’s from ‘Venezuela’s economic and political crisis in charts’ in the Financial Times from July. In Australia, the IPA and Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson are among the few standing up for the Venezuelan people. Matthew Lesh pointed out in The Australian last week that we’re still waiting for Julie Bishop to condemn the regime. Matthew’s article caught the
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Bring Back The Old New Left
31 August 2017

Bring Back The Old New Left

Electricity prices are sky-rocketing. There’s no end in sight. What does the Prime Minister think the solution is? Send more letters: The situation will only get worse as more states introduce their own Renewable Energy Targets. On Friday in The Herald Sun, Simon Breheny called Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ claim that he could reduce energy prices by increasing red tape “hogwash”. And in The Australian today David
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Australia’s Employment Crisis
24 August 2017

Australia’s Employment Crisis

One in five Australian males between the ages of 20 and 54 are out of work – and many will not come back. That figure was less than 4% in the 1950s: That’s from IPA Research Fellow Gideon Rozner’s latest report, The Disappearing Australian Working Man, released on Saturday. Watch Gideon’s latest video, Men Without Work and read The Daily Telegraph’s  exclusive coverage of the report on Saturday.
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What About…Two Giant Batteries?
17 August 2017

What About…Two Giant Batteries?

Adelaide was rated the fifth most liveable city in the world by The Economist this week. I guess they don’t care much about electricity costs: The IPA’s Daniel Wild explained why electricity is so expensive in South Australia on Sky News on Saturday. In July Brett Hogan wrote on IPA Today about how the SA government and Elon Musk’s grand plans for a giant battery will not do anything to solve the
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The NYT Should Hire The Chatbots
10 August 2017

The NYT Should Hire The Chatbots

From Morgan Begg | Thursday, 10 August 2017 Something is driving up the cost of living, and it’s not the private sector: As the reported in The Australian this morning, since 2007-08 prices for private sector goods and services have increased 10%, whilst the cost of goods and services (like electricity and childcare) set or influenced by the public sector have increased by a
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Heading Out This Weekend? You Could Be An Extremist
3 August 2017

Heading Out This Weekend? You Could Be An Extremist

Check out how increased public funding of education impacts reading outcomes for students: To see the impact Victorian school funding has had on numeracy, grammar and spelling outcomes, click here. Of course the IPA’s 2014 report, Freedom to Teach found inflexible pay arrangements for teachers increased costs without doing anything to improve outcomes for students. The first print run of Climate Change: The Facts
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The International Crackdown On Lemonade Stands
27 July 2017

The International Crackdown On Lemonade Stands

It’s here! Climate Change: The Facts 2017 will be launched tonight at a sold out event in Sydney. Buy your copy here to read chapters by Clive James, Bjørn Lomborg, Matt Ridley, Ian Plimer, Willie Soon, Peter Ridd, Roy Spencer and more. For a sneak peak of what is in the book, listen to the IPA’s Dr Jennifer Marohasy with Alan Jones on 2GB on Wednesday, and
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The Chairman of Very Little Brain
20 July 2017

The Chairman of Very Little Brain

The Eureka Stockade was a revolt over high taxes on independent miners, and the myth that it was all about the union movement needs to be busted. That’s why the IPA made this short documentary, featuring Dr Bella d’Abrera, ‘Australia’s own Tea Party Revolution‘: The video was covered at the Herald Sun yesterday and even the Ballarat Trades Hall shared
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You Can’t Homogenise This Tax Haul
14 July 2017

You Can’t Homogenise This Tax Haul

How is this not the biggest issue in Australian politics? The percentage of young Australians who are unemployed or underemployed is at its highest level since 1978 – higher than the early 90s recession or the GFC: That’s from a Brotherhood of St Laurence report featured in Simon Breheny’s article, ‘Penalising the unemployed‘ in the upcoming IPA Review (in mailboxes later
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Do You Have A Permit For That Water Bottle?
6 July 2017

Do You Have A Permit For That Water Bottle?

Two convicts in Australia, just six months after the First Fleet landed, taking a ship’s captain to court for their stolen luggage…and winning. Watch our latest short documentary on the history of the rule of law in Australia – ‘The Castle’ in 18th Century Australia: That’s the second video from our new series The British Heritage of our Freedoms: The Untold Stories from the
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