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Eraring Extension A Victory For Common Sense
23 May 2024

Eraring Extension A Victory For Common Sense

“As called for first by the Institute of Public Affairs, the extension of the Eraring power station’s operations is a victory for common sense and a recognition that net zero requires a drastic re-think,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. In May 2023, the IPA launched the landmark research report, Liddell The Line In The
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Julie Inman Grant A Global Free Speech Threat
23 May 2024

Julie Inman Grant A Global Free Speech Threat

“Julie Inman Grant has become a law unto herself and is wielding the immense power of her office, with no meaningful democratic oversight, in order to silence online debate and opinion with which she disagrees,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. A new analysis of the Online Safety Act 2021 by the
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CSIRO GenCost Misleads Australians With Flawed Energy Cost Model
22 May 2024

CSIRO GenCost Misleads Australians With Flawed Energy Cost Model

“The CSIRO’s latest GenCost report has again relied on the discredited levelised cost of electricity methodology to calculate energy system costs. This gives Australians and policymakers alike a false understanding of the cost of our energy future,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The CSIRO’s annual GenCost report released today, follows IPA research, published in
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Australia’s Energy Market is out of Control – Yallourn Must Remain Open to Avert Blackouts
21 May 2024

Australia’s Energy Market is out of Control – Yallourn Must Remain Open to Avert Blackouts

“Australia’s energy market and its so-called transition is out of control. Today’s warning by AEMO of impending summer blackouts across the east-coast means the Victorian government must keep the Yallourn coal-fired power station open well past its artificial closure date of 2028,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Australian Energy Market Operator’s
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Environmental Defenders Office Review Stitch Up For Political Allies
17 May 2024

Environmental Defenders Office Review Stitch Up For Political Allies

“Australians can have no confidence in the review ordered by the federal environment minister into the grubby tactics of the Environmental Defenders Office. It is nothing more than a stitch up to protect the government’s political allies,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. In November 2023, the Federal Court granted a last-minute injunction to
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Immigration Cut Common Sense First Step
16 May 2024

Immigration Cut Common Sense First Step

“The announcement by Peter Dutton that a Coalition government would cut annual net immigration levels to 140,000 per year is a common sense first step in fixing Australia’s broken immigration system”, said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. In his Budget Reply speech tonight, Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton announced, if elected, a Coalition
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Budget Reveals Lack Of Vision, Ambition For Australia
15 May 2024

Budget Reveals Lack Of Vision, Ambition For Australia

“The federal budget reinforces that the economic focus of the government is solely on redistribution to benefit sectional interests, rather than growth to benefit the entire nation,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The release last night of the 2024-25 federal budget locks in higher spending, debt, and taxes for future generations: “This is
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Federal Court Shuts Down E-Safety Commissioner Attack On Free Speech
13 May 2024

Federal Court Shuts Down E-Safety Commissioner Attack On Free Speech

“Today’s ruling of the Federal Court denying the e-Safety Commissioner’s application to extend an injunction on X highlights the dramatic, ideologically driven over-reach by Julie Inman Grant,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, Federal Court Justice Geoffrey Kennett denied the eSafety Commissioner’s application to extend an injunction forcing Twitter/X to hide footage of
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Uncontrolled, Mass-migration Growth Model Driving Down Australians’ Living Standards
11 May 2024

Uncontrolled, Mass-migration Growth Model Driving Down Australians’ Living Standards

“Australians today are thousands of dollars worse off, as productivity-driven economic growth has been replaced with the lazy and shortsighted growth model of uncontrolled, mass migration,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New research released today by the IPA into long-term per capita economic growth trends reveals the extent of Australia’s declining living standards
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Western Australia’s Budget Sound But Lessons From East Coast Clear
10 May 2024

Western Australia’s Budget Sound But Lessons From East Coast Clear

“In a state with the good fortune to possess an abundance of mineral resources, it is also fortunate to have solid, long-term management by leaders who acknowledge the value these resources add to the state’s economy,’’ said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Analysis by the IPA of the 2024-25 State Budget handed down by
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