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The Unfair Work Act
29 June 2017

The Unfair Work Act

This is why employers hesitate to hire new staff. Wrongful termination applications from employees have increased by 126% since the Rudd government established the Fair Work Commission in 2009: That’s from our new report Fair Work and the Right to Work, authored by IPA Research Fellow Gideon Rozner, released on Monday. On Wednesday the IPA released our newest video, ‘Why
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Huffington Post should read the Magna Carta
22 June 2017

Huffington Post should read the Magna Carta

The Magna Carta is the founding document of individual liberty, the rule of law, and parliamentary democracy – watch the IPA’s Dr Bella d’Abrera explain how it has shaped Australia in our newest video, ‘The Magna Carta in Australia‘: That’s volume 1 of The British Heritage of our Freedoms – a series of short documentaries by the IPA about the
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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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Gillian Triggs Almost Gets It Right
8 June 2017

Gillian Triggs Almost Gets It Right

Everyone in Australia was talking about this ($) over the weekend: There are over 1,200 comments at The Australian website alone beneath Clive James’ take down of climate alarmism (Jo Nova excerpted parts of the 5,400 word essay at her website). Clive wrote the piece for the IPA’s upcoming book, Climate Change: The Facts 2017. For more information on the book
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31,600 Reasons To Skip Class
1 June 2017

31,600 Reasons To Skip Class

Last week, Oxfam called for an end to coal subsidies in Australia to reduce poverty. But imagine how much poverty we could eradicate if we stopped subsidising renewables: That graph is from the Minerals Council of Australia report, ‘Electricity subsidies in Australia – the facts‘. On FreedomWatch last week the IPA’s Brett Hogan wrote ‘10 things Oxfam Australia’s coal report won’t tell
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Young People Are Appropriating Free Market Culture
25 May 2017

Young People Are Appropriating Free Market Culture

Here is some good news – Young people know the importance of cutting taxes:   That’s from this article from the IPA’s Matthew Lesh in the latest edition of the IPA Review. And you can read our survey of young Australians, Growing Freedom, for more. No doubt they’d agree with the IPA’s Daniel Wild latest Parliamentary Research Brief, ‘Five reasons
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Climate Alarmism In C Major
18 May 2017

Climate Alarmism In C Major

Dilbert gets it: Not only are Australia’s 5 major banks to be hit with a new $6.2bn tax, which Simon Breheny said “every single one of us is going to have to pay for“, they have been told they must sign non-disclosure agreements before the government will hand over any details. John Roskam told The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday it was “an
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Next The NYT Will Ask Hollywood Why Trump Won
11 May 2017

Next The NYT Will Ask Hollywood Why Trump Won

Taxes are up, spending is up, debt is growing – as John Roskam said, “this is a Labor budget delivered by a Coalition government“. This graph shows Commonwealth tax will reach 23.7% of GDP by 2021: And this graph shows interest payments on Commonwealth government debt will reach $1.7bn per month by 2021: Minutes after the budget lock-up broke on
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Sadly You Can Eat What You Like Around Your Hunger Strike
4 May 2017

Sadly You Can Eat What You Like Around Your Hunger Strike

In 1971 there were 57 pages of federal environmental legislation. In 2016, there was an astonishing 4,669 pages. That’s from our new report The Growth of Federal Environmental Law 1971 to 2016, authored by Morgan Begg. The Australian covered it on its front page on Saturday: Red tape costs Australia $176 billion every year. Today the IPA’s Daniel Wild published
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Does ESPN Show Too Much Badminton?
27 April 2017

Does ESPN Show Too Much Badminton?

In Canada, cutting company tax hasn’t decreased company tax revenue for the Canadian government: The great Dr Arthur Laffer explained to an IPA audience in 2015 how lower taxes increase growth and, subsequently, tax revenue. When President Reagan did this it was called “voodoo economics“. Now that President Trump is cutting America’s corporate tax rate from 35% to 15% to
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