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New ABS Data Highlights Government Broken Promise On Migration
16 July 2024

New ABS Data Highlights Government Broken Promise On Migration

“The latest ABS data confirms the federal government is simply not interested in delivering on its promise to reduce Australia’s record migration surge, and will dramatically overshoot its net overseas migration commitment,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest migration data shows the federal government has already exceeded its
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IPA Research – Climate Trigger An Economic Disaster
15 July 2024

IPA Research – Climate Trigger An Economic Disaster

“It would be a $227 billion disaster for the Australian economy should the federal government use a ‘climate trigger’ as a bargaining chip to ensure the passage of its Nature Positive agenda,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. With the federal government likely to need the support of the Greens and the Teals to
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Activist EPA to be Expensive, Unaccountable, and Secretive
12 July 2024

Activist EPA to be Expensive, Unaccountable, and Secretive

“The federal governments’ proposed ‘Environment Protection Australia’ is on track to be one of Australia’s costliest government agencies, which will pile more red tape onto our vital industries and will be largely unaccountable,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. In order to operate a federal EPA responsible for enforcing the Albanese government’s Nature Positive agenda,
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eSafety Commissioner Cannot Be Trusted On Online Harm
5 July 2024

eSafety Commissioner Cannot Be Trusted On Online Harm

“Australians simply cannot trust the eSafety Commissioner to stick to online child protection, due to a history of politically charged censorship, as evidenced by the the eSafety Commission’s own data,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. In August 2023, eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, warned that in the lead up to the
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Discrimination Bill An Attack On Queenslanders’ Free Speech
4 July 2024

Discrimination Bill An Attack On Queenslanders’ Free Speech

“The Queensland government’s proposed anti-discrimination reforms represent a draconian attack on free speech that may prevent faith-based schools from teaching their beliefs and provide activists with power to censor debate,” said Margaret Chambers, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. In June, the Queensland government introduced the Respect at Work and Other Matters Amendment Bill 2024 seeking to add
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Red Tape Bureaucrats To Top 100,000 For The First Time
2 July 2024

Red Tape Bureaucrats To Top 100,000 For The First Time

“Red tape makes it harder for Australians to get ahead and increases the cost of doing business, which is only set to be made worse as there are now enough red tape bureaucrats in Canberra to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA research released today reveals the rapid
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New Research Shows CSIRO Misleading Australians On Energy Costs
1 July 2024

New Research Shows CSIRO Misleading Australians On Energy Costs

“Australia’s decision makers have deluded themselves for far too long that the CSIRO’s GenCost modelling is an accurate and reliable basis to design Australia’s energy future. It has meant we have been misled for too long on the true cost of the energy options on the table,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the
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New ABS Data Confirms No End To Worker Shortage Crisis
27 June 2024

New ABS Data Confirms No End To Worker Shortage Crisis

“The nation’s ongoing worker shortage crisis highlights the immediate need to remove tax and red tape barriers stopping Australians who want to work, instead of pursuing a failed migration strategy, which is exacerbating the cost-of-living stress mainstream Australians face,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics
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Indoctrination In Early Learning – Let Children Be Children
18 June 2024

Indoctrination In Early Learning – Let Children Be Children

“Similar to the National Curriculum, Australia’s early learning framework begins the process of indoctrination by introducing infants and toddlers to radical gender and social justice theory, rather than allowing children to simply be children,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. Following the IPA’s exposition of the blatant indoctrination
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Criminal Justice Reform Needed To Refocus Resources Into Better Community Safer Outcomes
14 June 2024

Criminal Justice Reform Needed To Refocus Resources Into Better Community Safer Outcomes

“As violent crime increases across Australia, wholesale criminal justice reform is required to ensure resources can be directed to prevent crime and ensure those who pose an ongoing safety risk to the community are locked up for longer, with alternative punishment implemented for non-violent offenders,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released
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