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Lockdowns Crush Small Business Workers

Small business workers across Australia have been devastated by the recent wave of lockdowns, losing 420,000 jobs in just 21 days – or 20,000 jobs per day – according to…

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NSW Real Unemployment Almost Double Official Rate

Analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs estimates that the real unemployment rate for NSW was 8.7% in the month of July, almost double the official rate of 4.5%. This…

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New Podcast: Australia’s Heartland With Tony Abbott

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today launched a new weekly podcast: Australia’s Heartland with Tony Abbott, featuring the 28th Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott…

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NSW Loses 10,000 Jobs Per Day Of Lockdown

Analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs, based on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Weekly payroll jobs and wages, has found that between 26 June (when the Greater Sydney lockdown started)…

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Poll: NSW Residents Demand Politician And Bureaucrat Pay Cut During Lockdown

The Institute of Public Affairs has called on the New South Wales government to reduce the salaries of politicians and bureaucrats who are on over $150,000 by 20% for the…

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IPA Wins Fight For Freedom Of Speech On Campus

The Institute of Public Affairs has secured a victory in the fight for freedom of speech on campus. Today, the Queensland University of Technology Student Guild made an unreserved apology…

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ABC Spends Millions Promoting Itself

A freedom of information request undertaken by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has revealed that the ABC has spent a record $7.2 million on advertising from…

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Lockdowns Don’t Work

With over 12 million Australians now living under lockdown, IPA Director of Policy Gideon Rozner implored all politicians in Australia to abandon lockdown policies and commit to alternative ways of…

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Talking Class Divides Australians

A small but influential ‘Talking class’ has undermined Australia’s egalitarian society by using the institutions they run as vehicles to promote their interests at the expense of ‘Doers’ – mainstream…

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Total Australian State And Federal Government Debt To Double To $2trn

The following is an amended version of an article from today’s Australian Financial Review. A link to the original article is accessible at the end of this post. Analysis by…

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$1500 Pay Rise For Victorian Public Servants During Lockdowns

The 2020 lockdowns in Victoria led to a pay rise of $1,500 for the average public servant while the average private sector worker lost $1,200 in wages, according to analysis…

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The IPA Reacts To Morrison’s Bailout Of Andrews Government

IPA Director of Research Daniel Wild today slammed the decision of the federal government to provide further payments to Victorians, saying it will simply encourage more, longer, and heavier lockdowns….

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