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New ABS Data Confirms Monthly Migration Intake Exceded 100,000 For First Time In History
17 April 2024

New ABS Data Confirms Monthly Migration Intake Exceded 100,000 For First Time In History

“New ABS data shows Australia’s migration intake remains out of control, with promises to ‘normalise’ arrivals in tatters. Combined with plummeting housing construction approvals, Australia is being set up for a disaster,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest Overseas Arrivals and Departures data shows unplanned mass migration reached
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Growing Welfare Dependency Requires Honest Debate And Urgent Action
8 April 2024

Growing Welfare Dependency Requires Honest Debate And Urgent Action

“The rapid growth of welfare dependency, often concentrated in certain geographic sections of the community post-Covid, is an urgent wake-up call for our political leaders that the Australian culture of hard work is at risk,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs Today, the IPA released new research which analyses the growth in the proportion
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Building Approvals Crash To 1980’s Levels
5 April 2024

Building Approvals Crash To 1980’s Levels

“ABS data confirms yet again the economic and social disaster awaiting Australia, due to out-of-control and record migration intakes and plummeting building approvals, which have crashed to 1980s levels,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on building approvals in February 2024 reveals: (charts over page) “Yesterday’s
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IPA Research: Internet Censorship Laws Must be Abandoned Due To Fact Checking Bias
1 April 2024

IPA Research: Internet Censorship Laws Must be Abandoned Due To Fact Checking Bias

“The federal government’s deeply flawed, anti-free speech misinformation laws must be shelved as new research has uncovered the entrenched bias of Australia’s main fact checking organisations,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a new report analysing the fact checking investigations undertaken by the three main fact checking organisations
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Record, Unplanned Migration Intake Responsible For Stealing The Australian Dream Of Home Ownership
31 March 2024

Record, Unplanned Migration Intake Responsible For Stealing The Australian Dream Of Home Ownership

“The federal government has failed to rein in its unplanned, out-of-control mass migration program, with unprecedented housing shortages now a reality for millions of Australians nationwide” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released new research revealing the impact of unplanned, record Net Overseas Migration on Australia’s ever-worsening housing shortage. Analysis
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Australia’s Worker Shortage Remains Double Historic Average
28 March 2024

Australia’s Worker Shortage Remains Double Historic Average

“The ongoing high number of job vacancies in Australia underscores the immediate need to once-and-for-all lower exorbitant tax rates on Australians who want to work if we want to see numbers return to pre-pandemic levels,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there are still
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New ABS Data Confirms Highest 12-Month Net Migration In History
22 March 2024

New ABS Data Confirms Highest 12-Month Net Migration In History

“ABS data shows the federal government has failed to get control of Australia’s migration intake, despite promises it would. This failure is making housing unaffordable for Australians and, as the RBA confirmed, is driving up inflation,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics’ quarterly data on Net Overseas Migration,
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Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk
20 March 2024

Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk

“The Queensland government’s emission reduction policies, including net zero emissions by 2050, has the potential to put up to 157,000 jobs across Queensland at risk, with the regions set to be hit the hardest,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a landmark research report titled, An analysis of the employment consequences
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IPA Research Tour Of Central Queensland To Discuss Impact Of State Energy And Emissions Policies
19 March 2024

IPA Research Tour Of Central Queensland To Discuss Impact Of State Energy And Emissions Policies

“Queensland’s regions are under attack from an onslaught of political polices that are designed to undermine the existence of the very industries these communities rely upon for employment and growth,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA will travel to central Queensland to release new research which focuses on the jobs
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Support For Criminal Justice Reform Via Outback Ranch Program Welcomed
15 March 2024

Support For Criminal Justice Reform Via Outback Ranch Program Welcomed

“Momentum is building for criminal justice reform with further support for proposals to establish innovative outback ranch work programs to get troubled youths off the streets, give them skills, and get them into work,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA welcomes the initiative of the Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton and David
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